KWKT – FOX 44

UPDATE: Standoff ends with man in custody

The Killeen Police Department was serving an arrest warrant on the 900 block of York Avenue when it ended up turning into a one-hour standoff.

Police tell FOX 44 officers received a tip a wanted man was near this location, and it devolved into a standoff when 25-year-old Brandon Olivares refused to surrender. 

Olivares was outside the home when SWAT officers approached him with the warrant. 

Police say Olivares resisted several times and barricaded himself inside a home before surrendering to police at 3:06 p.m.

He has a criminal history and has been booked into the Killeen City Jail. 

KPD says arrest warrents like todays will become more common after they have newly developed a speical mission unit task force specially desgined to serve warrants. 

“In this case they’re high risk so thats why we need our team out to serve these warrants,” said Ofelia Miramontez, “We will be serving more soon and whatever’s going on it’s happening in a really positive way and we’re taking criminals off the streets in the city and the task force is doing an outstanding job by making the city safer.” 

The task force is being funded from within the Killeen Police Department. 

Close to 15 officers responded to today’s standoff.

Terry Abbott of the Killeen Independent School District says no campuses were affected. However, School Bus #474 would have gone into this area, but was turned around and went back to West Ward Elementary School and parents were called to pick up their children.

(Sydney Hernandez contributed to this story.)