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Pasadena Officers Successfully Resolve Barricaded Suspect

by Pasadena Independent
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Pasadena Police Officers successfully resolved a barricaded suspect call 8 ½ hours after the suspect threatened family members and individuals in the neighborhood with a handgun and refused to surrender to police.

The incident began on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at approximately 8:45 p.m. when the police department received a call of a man standing on the balcony of an apartment building in the 100 block of Penn St. The suspect, later identified as Jose Solis (Hispanic male-36, Pasadena resident), was reportedly pointing a handgun at people below on the street. When officers arrived, they saw Solis standing on the balcony holding a handgun. The officers ordered Solis to drop the gun and exit the apartment; however, Solis barricaded himself inside the apartment and refused all orders to surrender. At one point during the standoff, Solis pointed his handgun at officers on a perimeter position around the apartment building.

Pasadena Police Officers safely evacuated surrounding apartments and Crisis Negotiation Team members attempted dialog with Solis to surrender, but ultimately SWAT Officers used less lethal options to force Solis out of the apartment and took him into custody about 5:30 a.m. without serious injury. A search warrant was served at the location and officers located a semi-automatic handgun replica.

“I am very proud of the officers and civilian staff involved in this extensive incident. Officers used great restraint, sound judgment, and effective tactics to arrest Solis. The successful outcome underscores the experience, courage, and dedication of our first responders who serve our community daily with commitment and courage,” stated Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez.

Solis was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and booked at the Pasadena Jail on $200,000 bail.

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