Two Grapevine police officers are on routine paid leave Thursday morning after a strange shootout at an apartment complex.
Police said the mother of a man who lives at Cross Creek Apartments near Grapevine Mills Mall called officers about a concerning text message she got from her son that included a bloody picture and a message that he'd been shot.
When officers arrived at his apartment, the found him uninjured and armed with a shotgun.
Police said the man in this 30’s had been standing at the top of his staircase waving around the shotgun. He fired off a shot and police returned fire.
Neither the officers or armed man were hit. He then ran back into his apartment.
Officers evacuated nearby neighbors and tried to talk the man outside, but after about an hour a gunshot shattered a window.
A few minutes later, the man walked down his stairs and surrendered. Quite a surprise to officers, the man had a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.
Careflight airlifted him to Parkland Hospital in Dallas in serious condition.
Investigators told NBC 5 that they do not believe the man intended to ambush police. They are looking into whether he may have been trying to get officers to kill him.
Police said they hope the man recovers so that he can be questioned.