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Shooting suspect in Arlington, Texas surrenders following standoff, report says

The apartment complex in Arlington, Texas were police were engaged in a standoff with a man suspected in a fatal shooting, Oct. 28, 2013.
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(CBS) ARLINGTON, Texas - One person is dead and ashooting suspect in Arlington, Texas has surrendered to authorities after barricading himself inside an apartment building for more than seven hours, reports CBS DFW.

Authorities reportedly negotiated with the man via cellphone.

Police initially responded to reports of shots being fired at the apartment complex around 6 a.m. Monday.

Lt. Christopher Cook with the Arlington Police Department confirmed that one victim was shot in the early morning incident. That victim has since been pronounced dead, reports the station.

"You could hear people arguing," Omar Richards, who lives near the apartment, told the station. "You could hear a verbal conversation then you heard another round of 5, 6, 7 shots."

Upon arrival, the suspect allegedly fired shots at police, who surrounded the complex.

Officers helped evacuate 25 residents - including children - from nearby apartments. Residents of neighboring buildings were urged to remain indoors through loud speakers and phone calls.

A Grand Prairie SWAT team also responded to assist at the scene, reports the station.

The Arlington Independent School District re-routed school buses in the area and is working in conjunction with Arlington Police to determine when they can safely pick up the students.

  • Crimesider Staff

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