|(UPDATED 7:15 a.m. from Feb. 11, 2018, 4:55 a.m.) -- Residents of LB's Lakewood Village neighborhood near LBCC's ELB campus (4500 block Village Rd.) heard shots fired, saw a massive LBPD police response with SWAT deployed as a resident inside a home allegedly began firing shots for some currently unknown reason(s) on Saturday night (Feb. 10). The tense situation continued into the
LBPD Watch Commander Lt. Omar Martinez provided us with initial information with further to follow. He tells LBREPORT.com that on Feb. 10 at about 7:43 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Village Rd. in response to shots heard from inside a residence; officers surrounded the residence, made attempts to have whoever was inside exit the residence...and when officers attempted to make contact with the person inside, rounds were allegedly fired [investigators determining where rounds aimed.]
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No one outside was hit; SWAT was activated and handled the incident as a barricaded suspect involving a single adult male.
SWAT attempted to have the suspect exit the residence; he refused; nearby homes were evacuated; tear gas was deployed; a male suspect exited and was taken into custody. He's booked on multiple felony counts (details and the suspect's identity not immediately available at dawn.)
Lt. Martinez says no victims were immediately located. There's no immediate explanation for the shots fired and what took place is under active investigation. [At dawn there's no immediate LBPD information to confirm reports from some area residents of a strong odor of natural gas in the area of the residence.]
Further as we learn it.
[4:55 a.m. text] Initial information below is via neighbors.
Shots heard allegedly coming from inside a residence. Strong odor of natural gas reported from inside the residence. LBPD blocks off streets. SWAT arrives. Nearby neighbors evacuated. SWAT takes suspect into custody.
Further to follow
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