The Star City Police Department has released more information on the shooting incident on Wednesday morning that led to the Arkansas State Police SWAT team being called out to assist local law enforcement agencies.
The press release is as follows:
On Wednesday, September 22, at approximately 6:45 a.m., Star City Police and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 205 Park Street in reference to a “shots fired” call. While investigating the incident, Christobal Palomerez-Heredia, 43, a Mexican immigrant, began shooting at responding officers. Palomerez-Heredia is a convicted felon and has an active federal arrest warrant. Star City police requested the assistance of the Arkansas State Police. After a standoff, State Police were able to take Palomerez-Heredia in custody.
Palomerez-Heredia was transported to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained while breaking glass during the standoff. Star City Police are still investigating the incident.
UPDATE 4:45 P.M.
A Star City man surrendered to Arkansas State Troopers today following a four hour barricaded armed stand-off that began after the suspect allegedly fired a gun at Star City police officers.
Cristobal Palomerez-Heredia, 43, of 205 Park Street was taken into custody by state troopers assigned to the Highway Patrol Division, Troop E. Palomerez-Heredia is charged with aggravated assault and is being held at the Lincoln County Detention Center without bond.
About 7 AM today officials of the Star City Police Department requested the Arkansas State Police to take charge of the scene outside Palomerez-Heredia’s residence. The state police SWAT Team was activated and took command of the stand-off which ended at 11:09 AM when the suspect exited the residence.
No injuries were reported during the stand-off or arrest.