DeSoto and Dallas Police in Stand-off with Gunman

Dallas SWAT vehicles arrive on the scene in DeSoto

Dallas SWAT vehicles arrive on the scene in DeSoto

Story and Photos by Scott Hansen

DESOTO, TX – DeSoto and Dallas police have surrounded an armed suspect in the Bo-Jay Apartments located in the 200 block of South Hampton in DeSoto.

When the suspect bailed from his vehicle, his location was unknown, and a search of the wooded area surrounding the apartments was made. The suspect was quickly located in one of the apartments in the complex.

The suspect, who is wanted on three counts of robbery, fled Dallas police and ended up in DeSoto after a chase. DeSoto police are assisting Dallas officers in apprehending the suspect.

A female hostage, who managed to escape the suspect, is reported to be safe.

Dallas SWAT teams are on the scene and negotiating with the suspect.

Hampton Road has been closed and traffic redirected away from the scene.

DeSoto police shut down Hampton Road and redirect traffic away from scene.

DeSoto police shut down Hampton Road and redirect traffic away from scene.