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Barricaded Suspect Taken Into Custody By HCSO

By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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Karriem Coates 
(credit: HCSO)

Karriem Coates
(credit: HCSO)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) A man was taken into custody after barricading himself in a home Tuesday.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a family disturbance at the Emerald Cove Apartments located on Kuykendahl Road.

The HCSO provides additional details of the incident: “The female caller stated that a male suspect had struck her several times. The female fearing for her and her children’s safety, fled the apartment along with her four-year-old toddler, but was unable to leave with her 10-month- old infant. The male suspect identified as [29-year-old] Karriem Coates. The responding deputies ordered him to exit the apartment and Coates stated he would shoot them if they tried to go into the apartment.”

A perimeter was set by HCSO deputies and then a request was made for assistance from the Harris County Sheriff’s High Risk Operations Unit. “The HROU unit set up communications with Coates,” added the HCSO. Deputies attempted to negotiate with Coates but the attempts were unsuccessful. It was then that they went through a patio door, deployed a taser and subdued Coates. There were no other injuries reported.

“Coates is being held at the Harris County Jail and is charged with retaliation/ felony and assault on a family member,” added the HCSO.

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