A Kern County Sheriff's SWAT team member rushes to the scene of a stand-off where a single gunshot was fired Friday afternoon in a home on Louise Way in O'Neil Canyon. [Meyer Photo]
FRAZIER PARK; January 11, 5:50 p.m. — A Kern County Sheriff’s SWAT team ended a stand-off this afternoon in the Lebec neighborhood of O’Neil Canyon.
Kern County Sheriffs Department received a report of a single shot fired in a home on Louise Way in O’Neil Canyon at approximately 2:45 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies responded and were able to escort an elderly woman from the home to safety, while her husband remained inside, according to Lt. Steve Hansen.
Asked if the woman had seen her husband after hearing the gunshot, Hansen said, "She indicated that she heard the shot, went to the room where he was and that he was OK before she left the house."
Over the next two hours, individual SWAT team members continued to arrive at the scene, suiting up from gear and weapons stored in each of their vehicles. A total of about 12 SWAT vehicles responded in addition to about 30 Sheriff’s Department vehicles, Kern County Fire Department Engine 56, California Highway Patrol and Hall Ambulance Service.
At 5:25 p.m. after a Sheriff’s Department negotiator communicated with the occupant using a public address system, the man came out of the house and surrendered to Sheriff’s Deputies.
Watch for the full story in the next edition of The Mountain Enterprise, on newsstands Thursday morning.
This is part of the January 11, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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