Amarillo, TX - Officers were sent to 4103 S. Monroe to meet paramedics. Two paramedics had responded to a reported fall injury. A female that had called took one paramedic into a bedroom of the home, where a male fall victim was on a bed.
The other paramedic was working to clear the way to bring in a cot to transport the patient. When the female paramedic approached the bed, the male they were there to help picked up a long gun and pointed it at the paramedic.
The paramedic and the female resident left the residence and called for police assistance. Officers responded, and restricted access to the block. APD SWAT and negotiators also responded. Residents in homes adjacent to the scene were moved to safety.
Officers tried to make contact with the man, who was alone in the home. The suspect didn't respond to the efforts to contact him through use of a public address system from a vehicle or by telephone. The bomb team's robot was able to locate the suspect by video view through an exterior window. The suspect appeared to be asleep in bed.