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Suspect fires multiple rounds, throws incendiary device during standoff in Tarrant County, officials say

As deputies were moving toward the home, the suspect began firing multiple rounds from multiple side of the home, officials say.

TARRANT COUNTY, Texas — A standoff has ended after a suspect opened fire at law enforcement and started a fire at a property in northwest Tarrant County, officials say.  

Just before 9:30 a.m., the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived at a home in the 500 block of Indian Creek Road to serve a felony warrant.

As deputies were moving toward the home, the suspect began firing multiple rounds from multiple sides of the home, officials say. Deputies then moved into a defensive position in effort to negotiate with the suspect, and SWAT was called to the scene. 

Terry Rosanky told WFAA she saw it all unfold. 

"It sound like pop, pop, pop," Rosanky said. "They went up and evidently and approached him and he shot at them four or five times and all hell broke loose."

Officials say the suspect continued to fire rounds, and appeared to drop incendiary devices on the front porch of the home – sparking a fire that engulfed several vehicles located at the property.  

Officials said a Tarrant County deputy was struck, possibly by shrapnel, and suffered minor injuries. The deputy was treated and the scene and is "OK." 

Witnesses at the scene told WFAA, a man was in possession of several people’s vehicles at the property and reported it to police. The sheriff’s department notified them that a warrant was issued to get the cars today. 

According to one witness, Lori Atteberry, the suspect works on vehicles. Atteberry claimed the suspect was supposed to repair her SUV but never did. 

Atteberry said, "For 11 months, I have not been able to get my car and when I did, not one thing had been fixed on it."

Around 2:40 p.m. officials told WFAA the standoff was over. Crews said the fire damage to the home was extensive and a body was located inside once the blaze was extinguished. 

The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office said the body is believed to be the suspect, but the identity will be confirmed by the Medical Examiner's Office and next of kin is notified. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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