BORGER, TX (KFDA) - The man who barricaded himself inside a Borger home after being identified as a suspect in a recent shooting is now in police custody.
Assistant Chief for the Borger Police Department Brandon Strope said Jarred Hooper fired a shot at an acquaintance in another vehicle around midnight last night.
"The shot did strike the vehicle, it hit the hood and caused damage to the windshield," said Strope. "We took statements and our criminal investigations division obtained a warrant for second degree felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon."
Law enforcement received information around 10 am that Hooper was in a house in the area of Teague and Garrett Street so they set up a perimeter. This wasn't the first run in Borger Police have had with Hooper. He was arrested last September in Borger on an aggravated assault warrant for a separate incident. Records detail an apparent gunfire exchange between Hooper and another individual at a home. The warrant was issued in Randall County.
"He is currently out on bond on multiple violent felonies," said Strope. "Given his violent history, we requested Randall County SWAT due to their capabilities and their history of being able to have peaceful resolutions."
A voluntary evacuation was issued for residents in the area during the incident, but some residents decided to stay. Resident Carissa Glasgow said this isn't typical for this Borger neighborhood.
"Shocking, very shocking to see it all," said Glasgow. "This is one of the better, quiet routes. So, cops are not usually over here like that."
She went on to say this isn't the first shooting they've had in the city.
"I'm sad that it's happening, we've had a lot of it going on in Borger," said Glasgow. "You just kind of expect better than that for your town, but it is what it is."
However, other residents like Austin Saxton said they knew Borger PD had them covered.
"They said he's in the house, and they had him in the house surrounded. So I was like, well he's not going anywhere," said Saxton. "They're trained, they know what they're doing, I've got full faith in them."
Just before 1:30 pm Hooper was taken into custody and transported to the Hutchinson County Jail. He was booked on a second-degree felony warrant of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police were able to get Hooper detained without deploying chemical irritants inside the home, and no one was injured in the incident.