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Hours-long standoff over after 3 Texas police officers were shot on Sunday

Posted at 5:11 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 13:58:55-04

A 20-year-old suspect who allegedly shot three police officers last night has surrendered and is now in custody.</p><p>The standoff ended earlier this morning after almost 18 hours.</p><p>Cedar Park police say the man took his mother, brother and sister hostage inside their house on Sunday and then shot at the officers who responded to his mother's call for help.</p><p>
The three officers suffered non-fatal injuries while responding to the call on Sunday afternoon and are currently stable at a local hospital.

The shooting began an hours-long standoff that lasted throughout the evening on Sunday and well into Monday morning. Two hostages were released from the home on Monday morning at about 8 a.m. CT. About an hour later, a third hostage and the suspect emerged from the home peacefully.

Preliminary information obtained by ABC News says the incident started as a domestic dispute.

Police are continuing to investigate.

"Our hearts are with the police officers who were injured while protecting the Cedar Park community this afternoon," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement on Sunday. "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."

This story was originally published by Thalia Brionez on KXXV in Waco, Texas.