One Man Dead After Standoff in Colleyville - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

One Man Dead After Standoff in Colleyville

In November the research group Safewise named Colleyville No. 1 in it's Top 50 Safest Cities in Texas



    Man Dead After Standoff in Colleyville

    Bullet holes riddle the door of a home in on Lexington Parkway where a man was shot by police after SWAT standoff in Colleyville. Police say the 49-year-old man had been holding his teenage daughter hostage inside the home. (Published Friday, Dec. 27, 2013)

    Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story initially reported that the 49-year-old man was holding his own teenage daughter against her will. Police have learned that the man was armed, but the girl was not a hostage and did not feel threatened by her father.

    Police officers from five departments were called for a tense standoff in Colleyville that ended with one man dead.

    It happened in the 4100 block of Lexington Parkway just after 7 p.m. Thursday.

    Colleyville police say they received a call that someone was being held hostage by a man with a gun.

    Colleyville Standoff 6a 122713

    [DFW] Colleyville Standoff 6a 122713
    Colleyville police say officers shot and killed a man after a standoff Thursday night when he came out of a home and pointed a gun at police. Police say the man was holding his teenage daughter hostage in a home on Lexington Parkway.
    (Published Friday, Dec. 27, 2013)

    Shortly after officers arrived they called for the North Tarrant Regional SWAT unit which is made up of officers from Colleyville, Keller, Roanoke and Southlake police department. Later in the night the North Richland Hills SWAT unit was also called to the scene.

    The man was identified as 49-year-old John Lincoln by his sisters.

    Police say the Lincoln's teenage daughter was in the home and confirmed her father was armed and agitated. One of Lincoln's sisters says the teenager told a dispatcher she was not a hostage and did not feel threatened by her father or his condition. 

    Lincoln's sisters tell NBC 5 that his daughter spoke to a police dispatcher who called the home about what was going on inside.

    Police say at around 9:30 p.m., as the tactical teams got in place, Lincoln suddenly came out the front door of the house and pointed a handgun at officers. Police say officers, fearing for their safety, opened fire shooting him several times.

    Paramedics treated him at the scene and an ambulance rushed him to the hospital where he later died.

    Police say the teenager daughter was not injured. 

    The Colleyville Police Department is taking the lead on the investigation into the shooting with assistance from other agencies including the Texas Rangers and Tarrant County Sheriff's Department.

    Meanwhile, the North Richland Hills Police Department says it is launching an Internal Affairs Investigation into the actions taken by the North Richland Hills officers.

    NBC 5's Randy McIIwain contributed to this report.