It happened around 9:15 a.m. in the 1000 block of East Tri Oaks Lane near the Katy Freeway feeder road.
Officers were responding to a call about an assault in progress when they saw a woman arrive and knock on the apartment door, according to Houston assistant police chief Yasar Bashir. She was shot point-blank when the door opened before the gunman began firing at police, Bashir said.
Officers returned fire, striking the man multiple times before he retreated inside the apartment where he remained for some time before voluntarily giving up.
He was taken into custody and transported to Ben Taub Hospital where he was stable.
The woman died at the scene.
SWAT officers found the body of another shooting victim during a sweep of the apartment, according to Bashir.
The victim inside the home, described as a woman in her 30s, was the accused shooter’s live-in girlfriend, Bashir said. The woman who was shot outside, believed to be in her 60s, was the woman’s mother, Bashir said.
It wasn’t immediately clear when the woman found inside the apartment was shot.
No officers were hurt during the incident, but their police cruiser was damaged by the gunfire.
Initial reports that the incident was a home invasion call were inaccurate, police said.
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