EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated at 10:33 a.m. to reflect the correct name and age of the deceased after receiving new information from DPS.
DONNA, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A man is dead after an hours-long standoff resulted in an officer-involved shooting today.
The officer-involved shooting occurred at 4:49 p.m. at 314 North 11th Street in Donna.
Initially, the Donna Police Department responded to a welfare concern involving an intoxicated man who was discharging a firearm inside the residence, according to a release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. As Donna police arrived, they received gunfire from inside the residence.
Police officers exchanged gunfire and ordered the man to surrender his weapon, causing him to barricade himself inside the residence, the release stated.
At 5:21 p.m., a Donna Police Department Hostage Negotiator arrived on the scene and began communicating with the gunman over the phone. He continued shooting from inside the residence toward officers, striking several Donna Police vehicles.
The Texas Department of Public Safety arrived after and made attempts to communicate with the gunman to no avail, the release stated.
DPS say gunfire was exchanged between the man and the Texas Department of Public Safety Special Operations Group; as a result, the man was found dead. No officers sustained any injuries during the shooting.
The Texas Rangers identified the man as Cesar Armando Aguirre, 49, of Donna.
During the standoff, a Donna elementary school in a neighborhood across the street was placed under a shelter-in-place.
Students participating in an after-school program at LeNoir Elementary were on campus at the time of the standoff, a spokesperson for the Donna Independent School District said.
The campus received clearance, giving students and staff permission to leave campus following safety protocols.