DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location: 4200 block of Baldwin
Case Number: 2106240022
At approximately 5:31 PM on June 24, 2021, Officers were dispatched to assist an outside agency that was involved in a vehicle pursuit. Preliminary information provided that the suspect was involved in a kidnapping that occurred outside of our jurisdiction. Information was updated to provide that an adult female and minor child were kidnapped out of Oklahoma and were being held against their will.
CCPD officers paralleled the pursuing agencies and officers attempted to disable the vehicle by method of spikes. The spikes were effective and shortly after, the vehicle came to a stop on the 4200 block Baldwin, at which point the suspect entered a restaurant, taking the minor child as a hostage. The female was able to escape the vehicle and run to officers for safety. Witnesses advised that upon entering the restaurant the male discharged his firearm and demanded that everyone exit.
Officers from our SWAT and HNT Units were called out to assist and they immediately began dialogue with the male. Members from our HNT Unit continued to communicate with the male in an attempt to de-escalate the situation. At approximately 8:16 pm the male ceased communication with our negotiators and used his own handgun to shoot himself. SWAT members immediately entered the building and secured the minor child and administered life-saving efforts for the male. At last update the male was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
We want to thank our officers for their excellent work. An extremely dangerous situation, which could have led to the death of a minor child as well as multiple casualties of bystanders, was brought to some resolution.
We also want to thank our partners with Texas DPS, US Marshals and FBI for their assistance.