MWC Man Arrested After Firing At Officers During Search Warrant
MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma - The Midwest City Police Department says a man was taken into custody after he shot at officers during an execution of a search warrant early Thursday morning.
According to the report, the MWC SWAT team and Special Investigations Unit was serving a search warrant for convicted felon 52-year-old Anthony Dewayne Hill at 1201 Lauren Lane, around 6:40 a.m. Thursday.
MWC Police said the situation had been “deemed to be a high risk situation” based on Hill’s criminal history and surveillance cameras set up outside of the home.
The report says officers “knocked and announced” at the front door, as other members of the SWAT team created a diversion by breaking a bedroom window and deploying flash bang charges.
Officers said that’s when Hill fired one round at them from inside the bedroom. But MWC Police says officers did not return fire. Instead, they said once the house was secured, they began negotiations with Hill.
Hill surrendered and was arrested.
Police said there was also a female inside the home who was interviewed and released.
“This situation could have been a tragedy for our agency but because of excellent intelligence information, planning and tactics, our officers were not injured,” said MWC Police Chief Brandon Clabes.
Hill was transported to the MWC Jail and is being charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm AFCF, Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Use of a Surveillance Video in Commission of a Felony.