ARLINGTON, Texas -- Police said an officer is in stable condition after a drug suspect opened fire on a SWAT team serving a drug warrant in southwest Arlington at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Officers returned fire and fatally wounded the suspect, who police said was the only person in the home.
The officer was alert and talking with emergency personnel and was listed in stable condition at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, said Lt. Christopher Cook, Arlington police spokesman.
A second officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The incident occurred in the 4300 block of Kelly Hill Drive near the intersection of Southwest Green Oaks Boulevard and Kelly Elliott Road.
Four who were inside the house were detained for questioning, Cook said.
Officers were conducting a no-knock warrant when the shooting occurred, Cook said.
As officers approached the home, someone inside began firing, striking at least one officer.
SWAT officers returned fire and struck one suspect.
Anesa Guevara, who lives across the street, said she looked out her window just as officers were approaching the house.
“Gunshots just started firing off everywhere,” Guevara said. “One actually went through my ceiling.”
About 7 p.m., officers broke down a backyard fence along Kelly Hill and began escorting out nearby residents who had been on lockdown.
The home was cleared around 9:45 p.m., police said. Police are continuing to investigate.
Ryan Osborne: 817-390-7760, @RyanOsborneFWST
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