Wilmer SWAT standoff ends with suspect dead, child safe

Wilmer, TX - A young child is safe after an hours-long SWAT standoff at an apartment complex in Wilmer.  The incident started around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Wilmer police got a call about shots fired at the Emli apartments near Interstate 45 and Belt Line Road.

Initially, there were reports that a child was inside the apartment with the suspect. Neighbors said they could hear police telling the man to answer his phone and let his son go.

Around 8:30 a.m., FOX 4 reporter Brandon Todd watched an armored unit back up to the command post and officers took a boy wrapped in a blanket to a waiting ambulance.

Police confirmed the 2-year-old child is safe and being checked out by paramedics.

The suspect, who is the boy’s father, was found deceased in the apartment from an apparent gunshot wound, police said.

Source: Fox 4 News