Armed man barricaded at Hurst home killed by officers after firing “dozens” of shots
The Texas Rangers is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred earlier this morning at a home in Hurst.
At 2:06am, Hurst police officers responded to a home in the 600 block of Willow Street to investigate a shots fired call. When officers arrived, they were met with gunfire from a resident inside the house. They immediately retreated from the scene, established a perimeter, and called for assistance from NETCAST – North East Tarrant County Area SWAT Team.
While waiting for NETCAST officers and negotiators, the barricaded man continued to fire dozens of rounds at officers.
SWAT officers arrived at the scene and immediately began negotiating a peaceful surrender. After multiple failed attempts at negotiations, SWAT officers deployed tear gas, breached the house, and continue to negotiate with the suspect.
At around 8:35am, the resident exited the side of the house, brandishing a weapon and firing shots at SWAT officers. Multiple SWAT officers returned fire and struck the man.
Hurst paramedics staging nearby were called to the scene, but the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Texas Rangers are currently investigating this officer involved shooting.