Man charged after shooting man, SWAT standoff, police say

By Stephanie Cano - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - A man was arrested and facing charges after being accused of shooting a man and engaging in a SWAT standoff Sunday in southwest Houston.

Houston police and SWAT teams were at an apartment complex in the 9700 block of South Gessner where they said one man was shot and another man was barricaded inside an apartment.

Homicide detectives said a 36-year-old man was shot twice in the parking lot of the complex at 1:30 a.m. after an argument with 31-year-old Derren Charles Hunter. 

Captain Wendy Baimbridge said during the argument, Hunter went back to his apartment to get a pistol, returned to the parking lot and shot the victim. 

Officers said the victim was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition.

Baimbridge said Hunter then picked up the shell casings from the scene and barricaded himself in his apartment. 

SWAT teams were able to enter the apartment and take him into custody, police said.

Hunter is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

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