A suspect likely died after allegedly opening fire on officers and reportedly burning down his mobile home during a standoff in northwest Tarrant County on Thursday, WFAA reported.
Just before 9:30 a.m., Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) deputies attempted to serve a felony warrant at the suspect’s home on Indian Creek Road.
However, as deputies moved in, the suspect allegedly fired multiple rounds in their direction.
At that point, deputies moved into a defensive position around the mobile home and called a SWAT team to the scene, according to TCSO.
Neighbors saw the events unfold and talked to reporters about what they saw.
“It sound[ed] like pop, pop, pop,” Terry Rosanky said. “They went up … and approached him, and he shot at them four or five times, and all hell broke loose.”
TCSO reported the man continued firing on officers and dropped incendiary devices on the porch, which led to a fire that engulfed multiple vehicles on the property and eventually the mobile home.
One neighbor, Lori Atteberry, explained to WFAA that the suspect worked on vehicles, which is why so many were parked on the property.
She said the man was supposed to fix her vehicle but that it never happened.
“For 11 months, I have not been able to get my car, and when I did, not one thing had been fixed on it,” Atteberry said.
Officials said the standoff ended around 2:40 p.m. The damage from the fire to the mobile home was “extensive,” and officers found a body inside once they extinguished the flames.
TCSO believes the body to be the suspect’s, but the Tarrant County Medical Examiner must first confirm the identity.
They will release the deceased’s name once the next of kin is notified.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing.