Man involved in Killeen standoff identified
UPDATED: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:49am
KILLEEN, TX — Killeen police have identified the man involved in a more than two hour standoff on Tuesday, which also led to the arrest of a female.
Shawn Michael Walker has been booked into the Bell County Jail.
According to the Killeen Police Department, officers responded to 1908 Sunset Street, at 12:58 p.m., on Tuesday, April 15, in reference to a felony warrant service. Upon the officers’ arrival, they made contact with a female who told officers that Walker was not inside the house. When the female stepped outside to speak with the officers, they noticed someone moving around inside, leading them to believe that the wanted person was indeed inside the house. Officers tried to talk to the suspect for more than an hour, but Walker refused to respond.
The Killeen Police Tactical Response Unit was deployed to the residence at 2:32 p.m. The team attempted to negotiate with the Walker, requesting him to surrender, for more than two hours, however Walker continued to ignore their commands. Chemical emissions were eventually deployed into the residence, which encouraged the suspect to surrender; Walker was taken into custody without incident at 5:44 p.m.
The 29-year-old male has outstanding warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Probation Violation for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
Shortly afterwards the 26-year-old female was taken into custody and charged with Hindering Apprehension. Her name has been withheld pending formal charges returned from the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.
This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.