Infant Found Dead Inside Car In Rowlett; Father Taken Into Custody Following Standoff

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A standoff in Rowlett Friday night ends with a man being taken into custody and his baby boy deceased.

Officers received a call, around 7 p.m. regarding a welfare check. The caller told police that her husband was acting strange and was caring for their infant child.

Officers responded to the call on the 3000 block of Silver Springs Way. Upon arrival they made brief contact with the man before he stopped communicating.

Authorities were able to make way into the garage and found an unresponsive infant inside a car. Officers performed cpr until first responders arrived and the infant was transported to an area hospital where he died.

The wife also informed officers that her husband was armed inside the home with a gun. They evacuated homes close by and set up a perimeter.

After hours of failed attempts with the husband, officers deployed tear gas to try and force the suspect out of the residence.

Around 2 a.m. SWAT made entry into the residence, found the suspect and detained him. He was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

Three SWAT members were also transported to a hospital for minor injuries.

The suspects identity has not been released at this time. An autopsy will be performed to determine the infants actual cause of death.



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