Police identify 19-year-old suspect in Beverly Hills standoff

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jul 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 19:20:17-04

Beverly Hills police have identified the man involved in Sunday's standoff as 19-year-old Jordan Gilbert. Gilbert has been charged with burglary of a habitation, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, deadly conduct and theft of a firearm. 

He is in the McLennan County Jail with his bond set at $85,000.

On Sunday, several agencies responded to a standoff on the 2200 block of Acree St. and Bradford St. in Beverly Hills, around 2 p.m.

Waco Police Commander Steve Mosley said the Beverly Hills Police Department requested assistance from other law enforcement agencies while an officer was pursuing Gilbert on foot and a round went off. He added it is unknown whether the shot fired while Gilbert was crossing a fence of a house was intentional.

According to Beverly Hills Police Lt. Thomas Schmidt, an officer responded after Gilbert called his girlfriend and said he was on his way to kill her and kill himself. He added when the officer responded to the call, the suspect kicked in the front door and his girlfriend's father was on the other side of it. The father apparently tried to get out of the house by pushing him. At that time, police say the foot chase ensued. 

Mosley called the standoff, which took place at a backyard, unusual.

“This is fairly unusual. Normally when we are having to negotiate with someone, they’re not in the backyard, they’re normally inside of a house. As it turned out this time, we were inside of the house and he was on the outside," Mosley said.

Gilbert surrendered after negotiating for a couple of hours.

"He got hot and we got hot and we were able to get him to put the gun down for a bottle of water," Mosley said.

The scene was cleared at 4:15 p.m.

Waco Police Department, McLennan County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Public Safety and Texas Game Wardens assisted Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills police said they are extremely grateful for their assistance.

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