Suspect fires multiple rounds, throws incendiary device during standoff in Tarrant County, officials say

Officials say that while the deputies were moving toward the house, the suspect began firing several rounds from several sides of the house.

Tarrant County, Texas – Officials said the standoff ended after a suspect opened fire on law enforcement and a fire broke out at a property in East Tarrant County.

Just before 9:30 a.m., the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrived at a house in the 500 block of Indian Creek Road to issue a felony warrant.

Officials say that as the deputies were walking toward the house, the suspect began firing several rounds from several sides of the house. The deputies then moved to a defensive position in an attempt to negotiate with the suspect, and SWAT was called to the scene.

Officials say the suspect continued to shoot, appearing to have thrown incendiary devices on the front porch of the house – sparking a fire that engulfed several vehicles on the property.

Witnesses at the scene told WFAA that a man had several cars at the property and reported it to the police. Sheriff’s Department notified them of the issuance of a note to receive the cars today.

Officials say one officer was injured in the confrontational situation, but he is “fine at this time.”

The standoff continues, as firefighters work to contain the blaze. Officials told WFAA that the suspect is not in custody and that his condition is unknown.

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We will update as more information becomes available.

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