Man arrested after standoff involving his children in Odessa

Published: Oct. 9, 2020 at 4:17 AM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - Odessa police have arrested a man who they say was involved in a standoff and fired a gun near his children.

Robert Zamora, 47, has been charged with Endangering a Child, a State Jail Felony.

According to the Odessa Police Department, officers were called out to the 1600 block of Petroleum at 11 p.m. Thursday for a report of a man firing a gun inside of a home with children nearby.

When police arrived they saw a man, identified as Zamora, come out of the home with his children. He then reportedly fired his gun into the ground and went back inside. Zamora then refused requests by police to leave and instead barricaded himself inside the home, police say.

SWAT and the Crisis Negotiation Team were then called to the scene and police obtained a search warrant for the home.

Zamora was eventually arrested without incident at 4 a.m. No one was hurt during the standoff.

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