HOUSTON – A man shot at several people who tried to render aid to him after he was involved in a crash, and then barricaded himself in his car Sunday in southwest Houston, the Houston Police Department said.
Officers were called to the intersection of Holmes Road and Fannin Street around 10:05 p.m. due to a report of a suspicious person with a weapon.
When police arrived, they found that a man had crashed a gray Honda Accord into a pole. A few people stopped on the road and tried to help him, but he fired shots at them with a pistol, according to authorities.
No one was injured, and police did not share the names of the victims or the suspect.
The man then barricaded himself in his car for about an hour. Officers gave him commands over their speaker to exit the vehicle, and they called him on his phone.
SWAT officers were also called to the scene, but the suspect surrendered before they arrived.
The man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was also taken to the hospital to receive a mental health evaluation.