FORT WORTH -- Fort Worth police and SWAT team members surrounded a house where the suspect in a shooting Sunday afternoon had barricaded himself in north Fort Worth.
The suspect, Michael Ashmore, 21, was taken into custody as smoke was rising from the house at about 7:45 p.m. after the SWAT team arrived at the scene at about 4:30 p.m. The Fort Worth Fire Department responded after police deployed tear gas, which sparked a fire in the home.
Ashmore released what are believed to be family members from the home at the corner of NW 23rd Street and Clinton Avenue after first arriving. Police spoke to him through a megaphone, attempting to get him to surrender.
The house is just west of the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Ashmore is the suspect in a shooting that occurred a couple of blocks away from the home where he is barricaded. The victim in that shooting was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital with serious injuries.
Neighbors like Noble Damron were shocked at what they witnessed. He said the suspect began shouting at the driver of the van a block from where the stand off occurred. He then opened fire on that driver.
'He shot him four times through the car,' Damron said. 'It's like the wild, wild west out here.'
Police didn't say what caused the man to open fire on the van driver.
The initial shooting and standoff remain under investigation.