Man taken into custody after shooting, SWAT standoff in Sunnyside


HOUSTON – A man was taken into custody Monday after a shooting and standoff in southeast Houston, police said.

Houston police said SWAT and hostage negotiators were called to assist at the scene in the 4300 block of Phlox Street around 12:45 p.m. after a man fired a shot at another man who was clearing debris from a church.

The man who was clearing the debris said a neighbor, who has been identified as 54-year-old Jimmy Randon, approached him and started cursing and told him not to put the debris in his yard -- and then fired a shot. Police said no one was injured in the incident.

Police said the man who was shot at ran to a nearby house and called authorities.

Police said Randon barricaded himself in his home for about three hours while police worked to secure an arrest warrant. Police said Randon was taken into custody peacefully after authorities breached the home with an armored vehicle.

Randon has an extensive violent criminal past, Houston police said.

Randon was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police said.