Woman surrenders after standoff with SWAT team, charged with attempted murder

Woman surrenders after standoff with SWAT team, charged with attempted murder

WOLFFORTH, TX (KCBD) - A SWAT standoff that lasted about two hours has ended with the arrest of 46-year-old Paula Lynn Monceaux.

Wolfforth Police Chief Rick Scott said his department received a call from a man who said he had been shot.

The victim told police he went to the 400 block of 3rd Street to check on his friend, Monceaux.

He said after knocking on the door and identifying himself, Monceaux fired a round through the door.

Scott said the man received minor facial injuries from flying shrapnel.

Wolfforth police called in the Lubbock County Sheriff's SWAT team for assistance.

Scott said some residents in the area were evacuated as officers attempted to contact Monceaux.

After about two hours, Scott said negotiators were able to talk Monceaux into surrendering peacefully.

She is now behind bars at the Lubbock County Detention Center charged with attempted murder.

As officers were processing the scene, they said they found a .45 caliber handgun in her home.

The victim was treated by EMS and refused any further medical attention.

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