A person accused of murder surrendered Wednesday evening after an almost 9-hour standoff with law enforcement at an east Oak Cliff home.
Police Chief Eddie Garcia said at around 6 a.m., members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force, including Dallas police officers, were doing surveillance on a person who was wanted on a murder charge and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
The person of interest was later identified as 28-year-old Julio Guerrero. Police say Guerrero is wanted for the May 2021 murder of 35-year-old Francisco Villanueva Rodriguez. Police say he is also wanted for the shooting of a 3-year-old child that happened on May 10, 2021.
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Guerrero arrived at a home in the 4500 block of Humphrey Drive at about 10:45 a.m. and officers began to converge on the residence, Garcia said.
At some point, the Guerrero was alerted that police were nearby and he ran out of the house and fired multiple times at officers, Garcia said. He then went back into the house and barricaded himself.
After several hours of periodic flash bangs and tear gas, Guerrero surrendered just after 7:00pm.
No officers were wounded when the suspect shot at them, Garcia said.
"We are very fortunate we did not lose a police officer's life chasing an individual who is causing our community harm and a murder suspect," he said.
There was a heavy police presence in the neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, and SWAT vehicles were at the location.
Police say Guerrero will be booked in the Dallas County Jail where he will face additional charges of aggravated assault on a public servant.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information is available.