One arrested in deadly hostage situation in Caldwell

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 3:58pm

UPDATE: After an hour-long standoff, the suspect in an alleged rape and murder in Caldwell has surrendered to police.

Police on scene tell us this morning, a young teenager informed an officer on patrol that she had been sexually assaulted, and she thought her grandmother had been shot. The officer arrived with backup to the home on the 800-block of Fawn Street in Caldwell where the man refused to come out. After an hour, he surrendered peacefully.

When officers went inside the home, they found the grandmother had been shot and killed. The girl was sent to the hospital for evaluation. The suspect, who is believed to be the grandmother's boyfriend, is now in custody.

No names have been released. Texas Rangers have taken lead on the investigation.

Officials have blocked off several Caldwell roadways in an apparent hostage situation.

Gray and Fawn Streets are currently closed by police units.

Authorities tell KWKT that one person has been arrested.

KWKT will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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