By Sofia Ojeda - Anchor/Reporter, Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor
HOUSTON - A man claimed to be a police
officer after storming into a Tuesday and engaging in a shootout at a
southeast Houston home, police said.
The incident was reported about 1 a.m. in the 500 block of Loper Street.
Houston police said a man burst through the front
door of the home, announced he was a police officer and then moved into
the home. The homeowner confronted the man and the pair began shooting
at each other, police said.
"The initial statements we are getting right
now is that he announced himself as police, so that's what we have to
go on at this time," said Officer Rick Barajas, of the Houston Police
Police said the homeowner was shot in the hand and is expected to recover.
The man who broke into the home fled the scene, and police said they do not believe he was shot.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.