Police say a mother helped her son surrender in the SWAT standoff earlier this week

Police say they are crediting a mother for helping to end a SWAT standoff in southwest Houston earlier this week.

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The suspect reportedly surrendered near Jorns Street and Hiram Clarke Road after shooting at plain-clothes officers at around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Perhaps with her motherly instinct kicking in, the suspect’s mother apparently talked her son into surrendering.

“It’s offensive. We have a lot of gun violence. We want to send the word out to criminals: ‘If you do that, we’re going to hold you accountable. We’re coming after you,'” executive assistant chief Troy Finner said in an interview with ABC 13.

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Authorities said they thanked the woman for persuading her son to turn himself in.

This is a developing story.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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