On May 2, 2017 suspect Jose Manuel Lomeli Jr. was spotted driving a white Tahoe vehicle known to be his vehicle. Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputies proceeded to make an initial stop due to the fact suspect had multiple warrants out for his arrest.
Suspect began evading arrest in a motor vehicle at that time. TCSO deputies pursued him, and radioed in for backup. Suspect exited his Tahoe and ran into a house located on Cedar Lane in Haslet Texas. The owner of the home was in an apartment area in the rear of the property. He advised the police that there were multiple weapons in the house. TCSO deputies and Fort Worth PD were on scene to coordinate security and cordon off the area. Both TCSO SWAT team and Fort Worth SWAT teams were dispatched to the scene, and TCSO negotiators were called out due to the fact suspect had barricaded himself in the house.
Negotiators made contact with suspect via a SWAT phone and began negotiating. During the negotiations deputies proceeded to cut water and electricity to the house, as well as administer gas into the house. Nearly 100 canisters of gas were shot into the house during negotiations. At one point the suspect emerged into the garage area and discharged several rounds into the air, but was never a threat to an officer. After hours of negotiation, suspect voluntarily surrendered just after 2:00pm.
When asked, Sheriff Bill Waybourn stated, "I am pleased that we were able to resolve this incident without any loss of life." He went on to say, “Both the Fort Worth Police Department and the Tarrant County Sheriff’s office performed superbly together to bring this to a peaceful end."
The suspect was taken into custody by the Sheriff’s Office and is being transported to the Tarrant County Detention Facility.
Information provided by the office of the Tarrant County Sheriff