8-hour SWAT standoff in SW Houston continues as police wait for barricaded homicide suspect

Here's what we know

HOUSTON – The HPD SWAT team surrounded a southwest Houston home for hours Tuesday afternoon and into the evening after a homicide suspect allegedly barricaded himself inside.

A heavy law enforcement presence, first captured by Sky 2 around 2 p.m., remained at the home, located in the 4200 block of Knotty Oaks Trail, through 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

SWAT negotiators could be heard through the neighborhood over loudspeakers asking the suspect to come out, and telling him that medical care was available if he was injured.

At one point, someone claiming to be his mother spoke over the loudspeaker as well.

KPRC 2 crews on the ground saw one person taken away in the back of a police car around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

As of 9 p.m., police were still questioning those involved while waiting on a search warrant before entering the home.

Several streets in the neighborhood remained blocked by patrol units, which police said was a safety precaution for nearby residents.

Details about what led up to the barricade situation were limited, but police received a call around 1:05 p.m. Tuesday about two individuals with weapons possibly shooting at people.

After officers arrived, two women and one man were detained, according to initial information provided to KPRC 2 by law enforcement. Police said the homicide suspect, and possibly a few others, are barricaded inside the home.

It’s still not clear how many total people were involved in the incident.