SHERIFF: Dangerous Armed Suspect Gives Up After Shooting & Kidnapping

SAN ANGELO, TX – Tom Green County Sheriff Nick Hanna explained the chaos that occurred Tuesday morning ending with a suspect being taken into custody after the local SRT team was called in.

According to Hanna, on Nov. 9 at around 9 a.m., deputies with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the intersection of U.S. Hwy 87 and Apache Trial for the report of aggravated assault with the a deadly weapon.

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"This morning was really a fast and developing situation," said Sheriff Hanna. "One individual was shot two times."

During the investigation, TGCSO learned that an aggravated kidnapping had happened in addition to the shooting. The sheriff confirmed that a number of suspects were taken hostage by gunpoint. 

The suspect was identified as Dwayne Tatum and he was found at the Enclave apartments on 31st and N. Chadbourne. 

Law enforcement attempted to contact Tatum a number of times while inside of the apartment. 

"We had some information that led us to believe that it was a public safety issue," said Sheriff Hanna. "So we sat up a perimeter, our SRT team responded, as well as our hostage negotiators." 

After a two hour standoff the hostage negotiators were able to get Tatum out of the apartment. 

For more on the scene see: UPDATE: Dangerous Suspect Reported in Custody

"They had contact on and off with him," confirmed the Sheriff. "They were successfully able to negotiate his surrender so we are pleased that no one, including the suspect was hurt."

Tatum was then sent to the Tom Green County Detention Facility and is charged aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping.

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