5 things for Houstonians to know for Friday, Jan. 28

Suspect accused of shooting 3 Houston police officers surrenders after standoff, officials confirm

Here are things to know for Friday, Jan. 28:

1. Suspect accused of shooting 3 Houston police officers surrenders after standoff, officials confirm

The man accused of shooting and injuring three Houston Police Department officers surrendered to authorities Thursday night after an hours-long standoff, officials confirmed.

According to HPD Chief Troy Finner, the suspect walked out of the home he had been barricaded in with his hands up around 7:45 p.m.

Finner added that the suspect also had a gunshot wound to the neck at the time of his arrest. It was unclear if that bullet wound was from an officer’s gun, or self-inflicted.

The suspect, who Finner did not exclusively name, was transported to the hospital.

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2. Suspect arrested after popular bistro owner killed in drive-by shooting, Texas City police say

A suspect has been arrested and charged after officers with the Texas City Police Department said he shot and killed a popular restaurant owner Wednesday.

Messiah James Pickens, 23, was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and evading arrest.

At around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Greg Sharrets, 67, the owner of Bayou Bistro in Bayou Vista, was driving southbound on Highway 3 near 25th Avenue Extension when someone shot him from a passing vehicle.

That vehicle, police said, was driven by Pickens, who fled the scene.

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3. Man charged in stabbing of HPD K-9 accused of using dumbbell to kill father, authorities say

A man who was jailed after allegedly stabbing a police dog has also been charged with murder in the death of his father according to court documents.

Ryan Mitchell Smith, 26, was wanted for questioning in the death of his father before he was located about 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, authorities said. A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper located Smith walking on the side of the road on Highway 159, near Bellville, Texas. Smith was then taken into custody without incident.

During interviews with detectives, Houston police said Smith admitted to his role in his father’s death by striking him in the head with a dumbbell.

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4. WATCH LIVE: Procession underway for Harris County Pct. 5 Cpl. Charles Galloway

A procession is underway for Harris County Pct. 5 Corporal Charles Galloway Friday morning.

Galloway, who served with Precinct 5 for 20 years, was shot and killed during a traffic stop early Sunday morning. The suspect, Oscar Rosales, is now in custody and faces capital murder charges.

The procession route will start at the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office, then head south on Highway 288. The route will then head towards Beltway 8/West Sam Houston Tollway northbound and will end at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home on Katy Freeway.

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5. Rapper NBA Youngboy home raided in Houston, 3 men arrested, HCSO says

Three men were arrested and weapons were found after authorities raided rapper NBA Youngboy’s home in Houston.

According to Harris County Sheriff’s Office Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland, the three suspects were arrested Tuesday on warrants related to a shooting incident that took place in November 2021.

On Nov. 10, 2021, investigators responded to reports of a shooting in the 700 block of Barren Springs. When deputies arrived, a man was found shot multiple times.

Gilliland said the victim now faces permanent and life-threatening injuries.

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