John St. Angelo, Suzanne Parsons, ReMax, real estate, agent, stabbing, standoff, SWAT
John St. Angelo the suspect in the stabbing death of real estate Suzanne Parsons is in police custody following a standoff that lasted several hours in Fort Worth Tuesday.
A man locked in a standoff with Fort Worth SWAT officers for more than five hours Tuesday has surrendered and been taken into custody.
At 4:45 p.m. the barricaded man, later identified by police as John St. Angelo, was dragged bloody and injured from a home on Permian Lane by SWAT officers. According to police, St. Angelo was suffering from multiple self-inflicted gunshot wounds and was placed on a gurney and walked toward an ambulance before being transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
While his exact condition is not known, police said St. Angelo was conscious as he left the scene; MedStar said he was being treated for several minor injuries.
Throughout the standoff, police were unable to confirm the identity of the man barricaded inside the home and said they were only following up on a tip where the caller said there was a man inside their home on the 6800 block of Permian Lane that may have been responsible for the murder of Realtor Suzanne Parsons the day before.
At 11:15 a.m. Tuesday officers were dispatched to the tipsters home, which is located less than five miles from Monday afternoon's murder scene on the 4200 block of Heritage Trace Parkway.
With the home surrounded and access to part of the neighborhood blocked off, the man held officers at bay for five hours while occasionally firing shots at officers and dodging canisters of tear gas. At other times, police said the man could be heard ranting and raving on an open phone line.
Shortly before 5 p.m., more than five hours after the standoff began, it came to a peaceful end when the man surrendered. A short time later police were able to confirm the barricaded man's identity as John St. Angelo.
A search of Tarrant County marriage records shows that two people named John St. Angelo and Suzanne Parsons were married on July 2, 2010.
On May 20, 2013, a Tarrant County civil court granted Parsons a temporary restraining order against St. Angelo. On Nov. 21, 2013, the order expired when Parsons, who represented herself, did not show up for a routine court hearing that would have kept the TRO active.
At this time, investigators have not confirmed any relationship, marital or otherwise, between the barricaded man and the murder victim and they have not named John St. Angelo a suspect in Suzanne Parsons' murder.
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Police have revealed few details about the Parsons murder investigation other than that she was stabbed to death and investigators believe she knew her attacker.
NBC 5's Ray Villeda and Scott Gordon contributed to this report.