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Police identify shooting suspect who left 1 injured after brief standoff in Waco

Around 3 p.m., officers received a call from a female who said she had been shot in the area of S. 17th Street and Flint Avenue, Waco Police said.

WACO, Texas — A brief standoff in a Waco neighborhood Thursday afternoon ended with a suspect in custody, according to the Waco Police Department.

Spokeswoman Cierra Shipley told 6 News around 3 p.m., officers received a call from a female who said she had been shot in the area of S. 17th Street and Flint Avenue.

When officers arrived on scene, they had a brief standoff with the shooting suspect, identified as 55-year-old John Tubbs, Shipley said. They were able to take Tubbs into custody without any further incident, Shipley said.

Before 4 p.m., officers were still on the scene.

Shipley said the victim was shot in the arm and was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover from the wound. Police are unaware of a motive at this time. 

Stay with 6 News as this story develops.

Credit: Ryan Fite
Credit: Ryan Fite