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According to Mesquite Police Officer, Sgt. Quinn Averett, The Mesquite Police received a disturbance call at approximately 8 p.m. on July 25.  The initial information, from the reporting party, was that a neighbor had forced entry into their home. By the time the police arrived the subject had returned to his own home.

When police arrived on scene the subject immediately began making threats to the police officers and brandishing firearms.

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Mesquite Police Officers immediately created a containment barricade and began evacuating homes in the area to maintain safety for the residents.

Mesquite S.W.A.T. team members arrived on scene and the subject began firing rounds at S.W.A.T. The number of rounds is estimated to be between 5-10 rounds; more precise information will be available once the police finish processing the crime scene. No officers were hurt during the shooting.

The MPD’s primary goal was to try to maintain contact with the subject and the hostage/crisis negotiator was able to gain some contact with the subject via phone but not consistently.

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At 8 a.m. on July 26, Mesquite Police Officers were able to safely take the subject into custody. The subject did sustain minor injuries from the K9 Officer’s bites but is otherwise o.k.

More information will be available once the police complete their investigation of the crime scene. The subject’s name will not be released until the completion of the investigation.