Suspect arrested after officer-involved shooting, SWAT standoff in Conroe

CONROE, Texas – A 24-year-old was arrested Monday after holding SWAT officers at bay at an apartment complex in Conroe.

The incident started around 4 a.m. when officers responded to some sort of disturbance at Tall Timbers on S 7th St. and Silverdale.

Conroe police cleared that situation, but around 6 a.m., they got another call to come back.

"Officers arrived, found the suspect outside, and the suspect immediately fled on foot," said Sgt. Dorcy McGinnis, Conroe Police Department.

During the foot chase, Terrance Xavier Smith fired at an officer, then barricaded himself inside a unit, according to police.

 

"Officers chased the suspect and during that chase, the suspect shot several rounds at the officer," McGinnis said.

Smith hid inside the home for several hours.  SWAT was called to the scene and Smith eventually came out after several gas canisters were deployed.  His grandmother also encouraged him to give up.

The suspect's grandmother tells Channel 2, she was allowed to talk to her grandson after he locked himself in the apartment.  She urged him to surrender to police peacefully.

"Because I told him I didn't want him to get hurt, talk to him to bring him out without coming out on a stretcher," the grandmother said.

CPD did not say what exactly the suspect was wanted for initially before the foot chase.

None of the officers was hit when the suspect opened fire.

 


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