Fresno police are on the scene of a standoff in southeast Fresno where a man armed with an assault rifle and high on methamphetamine may have shot his wife.
Fresno police chief Jerry Dyer said the suspect is Manual Servin, 32. Servin is armed with an AR-15 and has fired shots inside. He is inside his house on Belgravia and Meridian Avenues and has not responded to officers at the scene. A police robot is inside the home and is being used to speak with Servin.
Servin has a history of domestic violence and other charges. Police she do not know the status of the woman inside the house, whether she is alive or dead or being held hostage.
Bomb squad arrived on the scene around 10:55 a.m. Around 9:45 a.m., the suspect fired shots from inside the home. Around 10:05 a.m., SWAT officers deployed a stun grenade possibly in preparation to storm the home to determine the welfare of the woman and man inside. They deployed a second flash grenade at 11:35 a.m, followed quickly by a third. By 11:45 a.m., paramedics were rushing a stretcher to the home.
Police spokesman Joe Gomez said officers received a phone call from the suspect's mother this morning who said the man told her that he had shot his wife in the back and that if she came to the scene, he would shoot her as well. The woman did not go to the house but parked down the street. Three young children came out and went to their grandmother's car and said that their father had shot their mother. The inital call stated that the woman was pregnant.
The man did not respond to police or to a police negotiator. Officers used a PA system and a cell phone earlier in the morning to ask a man named Manuel to come out of the house so that they can make sure he is OK.
This story will be updated.