NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A 29-year-old male armed with a handgun was shot following a SWAT standoff in New Braunfels on Friday morning. The suspect was transported to the San Antonio Military Medical Center in serious but stable condition.
According to the New Braunfels Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Clemens Avenue around 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28. When officers arrived, they located a male suspect who had barricaded himself inside a bathroom with a handgun who was refusing to come out.
The NBPD Crisis Negotiations Team was called to the scene and began more than two hours of negotiations. During this time, for the safety of nearby residents, surrounding homes were evacuated and a “shelter in place” reverse 911 call was made to homes in the immediate area.
The NBPD SWAT team was also activated and responded to the scene.
Around 1 p.m., negotiations with the subject broke down and, simultaneously, officers noticed the smell of smoke coming from the bathroom. The decision was then made to make entry into the bathroom.
During that process, the subject exited the bathroom and pointed a handgun at officers.
Officers fired, striking the subject.
New Braunfels Fire and EMS was already staged at the scene, so they immediately responded and transported the subject in serious but stable condition to the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). No one else was injured during the incident.