Standoff Ends in Arrest of Man Accused of Museum District Shooting

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas: A man suspected of a fatal shooting near the Museum District and a subsequent shootout with a deputy was apprehended after a standoff in west Harris County. Tilford Anthony Joseph, aged 46, was taken into custody at an apartment complex in Katy after a standoff, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Deputies responded to a call about a weapons disturbance at a residential complex on Westborough Drive, leading to the siege where Joseph barricaded himself inside an apartment. Authorities later discovered that Joseph was wanted for murder and aggravated assault of a peace officer following the incidents that occurred on Tuesday.

The Houston Fire Department paramedics witnessed the tragic shooting early Tuesday morning, which was described as a case of domestic violence. The suspect fled the scene after engaging in a shootout with a deputy, stealing his vehicle, and later returning to fire more shots. Notably, the suspect had a history of domestic violence involving the victim, identified as Teresa Houston, who was an employee at a local high school.

The altercation between the suspect and his girlfriend escalated into violence, with witnesses reporting that the man shot the woman multiple times at a gas station near the Museum District. The actions of the suspect prompted the intervention of law enforcement, leading to a confrontation that resulted in an exchange of gunfire.

The responding deputy constable sustained minor injuries during the shootout, but is expected to recover. The events unfolded rapidly, culminating in the suspect fleeing the scene before being apprehended following a standoff in Katy. The arrest marked a significant development in the ongoing investigation into the tragic incident near the Museum District.