SWAT standoff ends after barricaded gunman found dead inside Fort Bend County home
A man who barricaded himself inside a home after shooting a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputy is dead, ending an hours-long standoff, authorities confirmed Tuesday morning.
Sheriff Troy Nehls says they did everything to get in touch with 41-year-old Serik Olivares, who had been holed up inside the house in the 3700 block of Lakeridge Canyon Drive since around 5 a.m.
Officials deployed gas canisters just after 10 a.m. but still received no response.
When authorities entered the home, they found Olivares dead in an upstairs bedroom.
Around 8 a.m., a woman and her 2-year-old grandson escaped the home located in the Orchard Lake Estates neighborhood.
Nehls says Olivares is the boy’s father. The grandmother and the child are both OK.
Nehls says this all started when dispatch received 911 calls from a different woman, who is the boy’s mother, about a disturbance at the home.
When deputies arrived and tried to make contact with Olivares, shots were fired. One of those bullets went through a deputy’s calf.
That deputy has been identified as Deputy J. Bulman. A round also appears to have grazed Bulman’s chin, authorities tweeted.