Man charged after firing at officers during 6-hour SWAT standoff in northwest Houston, HPD says

A SWAT standoff has ended after police said a man ambushed and shot at them in northwest Houston.

HOUSTON – The man accused of shooting at police during a six-hour SWAT standoff in northwest Houston has been charged.

Joshua Shawn MaGee, 21, has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer and one count of manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance.

On Wednesday, Jan. 5, SWAT was called to the 9200 block of Opelika Street around 7:45 p.m. to assist with serving MaGee with a felony aggravated assault family violence warrant. Officers said they used verbal commands to try to get MaGee to leave the home, but he refused.

After several verbal commands, police said they went inside the home and MaGee fired multiple shots.

According to investigators, one of the officers was struck in the left cheek area by shrapnel from the gunfire. Fearing for their lives, investigators said four SWAT officers discharged their weapons and left the residence.

MaGee then barricaded himself inside the house and a hostage negotiation team was called out to the scene.

Police said after nearly six hours, they were able to take MaGee into custody by deploying some chemical munition, along with less-lethal ammunition.

Throughout the standoff, police said the suspect shot at multiple officers, including one that was standing behind an armed vehicle.

According to officers, the suspect was posting to social media during the standoff, making threats against the officers.

The suspect is currently at the hospital. It’s not clear when MaGee was shot.


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