2 teens in custody after barricaded person situation at Gun Barrel City home

Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 12:14 PM CST
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GUN BARREL CITY, Texas (KLTV) - A standoff situation at a home in Gun Barrel City has come to an end with two teenagers in custody.

Gun Barrel City Police Chief Andrew Williams said two teenagers, a 15-year-old male and a 18-year-old female are in custody following the situation.

According to Williams, the incident started at 9:28 a.m. when they received a report of gunshots in the area. Officers responded to the report at 159 Bedfords Bend.

Williams said officers went out on foot canvassing the area. At some point, approximately 10 shots were heard fired from what Williams said was a high-powered rifle behind the home on Bedfords Bend.

At that point, Williams said officers created a perimeter around the home and called for additional units. Units from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, DPS, Henderson County Pct. 1 and Pct. 2 constable’s office, as well as the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene. Tactical units from DPS and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.

Williams said law enforcement knocked on the door of the home with no answer. At 1:43 p.m., the scene was deemed safe with the two teenagers taken into custody.