Three police officers in Cedar Park, Texas, were shot while responding to a 911 about a domestic disturbance on Sunday.
Mike Harmon, interim police chief for the Cedar Park Police Department said during a press briefing that three people related to the suspect were being held hostage inside the house in Cedar Park hours after the shooting.
The 911 call came from a woman who said her son “had kicked in the door and was acting very aggressive,”
Responding officers were met with gunfire inside the house, he said. They returned gunfire, and it is unknown if the suspect was hit, Mike said.
The officers are in stable condition at a local hospital and “doing well,” Mike said.
Following the shooting, the suspect barricaded himself inside the home with three family members, including his mother, a child and another person.
Police have been in contact with the suspect and others inside the house, Mike said. “It’s our goal to bring this to a peaceful resolution, as everybody knows. We don’t want to see anybody else getting hurt.”
Texas Governor, Greg Abbott said in a statement: “Our hearts are with the police officers who were injured while protecting the Cedar Park community this afternoon,
“We must never take for granted the service and sacrifice of our law enforcement officers, and the State of Texas stands ready to provide the support and resources needed to bring justice to those involved.”