Roland Caballero Houston: What we know about the man accused of shooting 3 officers near downtown

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – As details surrounding a chase and shootout that left three Houston police officers injured continue to emerge, we’re learning more about Roland Caballero, 31, the accused suspect. in the case,

According to the filing, Caballero recently had an open warrant against him on charges of illegal weapons possession and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. The warrant stems from a December 28, 2021 robbery at an auto shop in Katy.

Additional records show offenses from 2008, where Caballero was charged with deadly conduct.

During Thursday’s events, Caballero was sought after he fled police during a disruptive call in the 1500s of Tralle Street. According to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, Caballero led a police pursuit until he rushed out onto McGowen and Hutchins Streets, where he immediately began shooting at officers as they arrived.

The officers managed to shoot back Caballero. After getting out of the car, Caballero hit a white Mercedes Benz right in front of the gun, Finner said.

That’s when he led the officers in another chase, which ended at a house in Lockwood’s 1800 block. Caballero barricaded himself inside the house for hours, but was arrested around 7 p.m., according to Finner.

Caballero was taken to hospital after police said he suffered a gunshot wound to the neck.

On Friday, investigators examined the aftermath of the Lockwood home, which has collapsed windows and a large hole in the side, apparently caused by officers trying to reach the suspect during a standoff. .

At one point Friday morning, fire officials could be seen using tools to break open what appeared to be a gun safe. Investigators are gathering evidence at the scene.

At this time, police have not shared details about the crime he is facing.

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