Police Evacuate Homes After Shots Fired
LEWISVILLE, Texas -- Police evacuated homes in Lewisville Wednesday
night after authorities said a gunman holed up in his house fired
shots in the neighborhood and then at officers.
Police said the man, barricaided in his house on Applegate Drive,
confronted the first officers on the scene and fired shots at
officers after police asked him if there was a problem. Police
reportedly did not shoot back.
Police evacuated the neighboring homes and a SWAT team set up a
command post on the block while other officers tried to establish
negotiations with the suspect.
The incident ended peacefully before 10 p.m. Police said the man
walked to his back yard, sat in a lawn chair and told the officers,
"Boy, it is cold out here."
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The gunman was taken into custody. Charges are pending, and
reportedly include aggravated assault.