Fox 13 News: ‘Burglary suspect arrested in South Texas home invasion’
A man accused of burglarizing a home and then shooting a police officer at point blank range was arrested Sunday after a two-hour standoff.
The incident occurred in the Dallas suburb of Tyler, Texas, just east of the Mexican border.
Investigators said the suspect entered the home on the 1900 block of North Central Avenue and demanded money.
After the suspect fired several shots, the homeowner fired back, striking the suspect multiple times.
The homeowner then fired a shot into the air, which caused the suspect to drop the gun.
The suspect then allegedly ran to his vehicle and fled in a black Honda Civic.
Police arrested a 22-year-old man later identified as Michael C. Lewis of Texas.
He faces a charge of aggravated burglary.
The shooting occurred in a home in Tyler, just northeast of the border with Mexico.
A man in his 20s was taken into custody and was treated and released from a hospital.
He is expected to be booked Sunday night.
A second suspect was taken in for questioning.
No one was injured in the incident.
A police department spokesperson said Lewis had been booked into the Tyler County Jail on a charge related to the incident, but could not provide further information.
The two suspects were believed to be involved in other burglaries and vehicle thefts, authorities said.