Update at 7PM:
During the deployment of chemical agents, officer(s) fired shots which injured the suspect. The suspect has been transported to the hospital; the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. No police officers were injured. How many officers fired shots is still under investigation.
As this is now an officer-involved shooting situation, there will be a police presence in the area for several more hours while the scene is being processed.
More information will be forthcoming.
On 8/26/19 at approximately 2:25 p.m., Officers with the Patrol Division responded to the area of Strawberry Road and Wildberry Loop just off Minnesota in reference to a report of a suspicious person with a gun.
When Patrol Officers located the armed adult male suspect, he fired shots at multiple officers. There were no injuries. The suspect has since barricaded himself inside a residence in the area of Strawberry Road and Wildberry Loop and refuses to come out. There are no other residents inside at this time and officers have evacuated several residents in the area.
Multiple officers have responded to the scene including SWAT, Patrol Division, and Crisis Negotiators. Closures of Strawberry Road, Wildberry Loop, and the surrounding areas remain in effect. Please seek alternative routes and avoid the area until further notice.
Residents in the area are asked to stay indoors unless instructed by officers to leave their homes. As we negotiate and navigate the situation in the safest manner possible, we ask the public to please stay away from the area; this includes media.
For information on school bus delays, please contact your school directly.
Our response may include a variety of less lethal tools and tactics to bring this situation safely to a close. This could include things like the use of a drone and the possibility of deploying chemical agents. Nearby citizens with respiratory illnesses/sensitivities should remain inside and make sure doors and windows are closed in the event chemical agents are deployed.
Also, we ask the public and the media to refrain from posting/publishing photos and/or video of the scene until the situation is over. Showing tactical positions and movements in these types of situations can put the public's and officers' safety at risk.
We appreciate the community's cooperation during our response and we will keep you informed of any new developments.