Armadillo suspected to be at center of SWAT call near Waco

(Photo: Chris Shadrock/KWTX)
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WOODWAY, Tx. (KWTX) -- Police wrapped up a SWAT call Thursday night at a Central Texas home and suspect an armadillo was at the center of it all, KWTX reports.

Woodway Public Safety officers were called out between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to a home in the 1200 block of Sierra Drive for a report of shots fired.

When officers arrived they found blood splatter near an open door and a gun in the yard.

"I don’t know if he panicked or what after the shots were fired, we will be doing a full investigation and following up with that there’s nothing else to it that we see right now," Police Chief Bret Crook said.

Unsure of what was going on, they dispatched their SWAT team to respond.

Police could be heard on a bullhorn telling someone inside a home to “come out your hands up.”

Neighbors were left with little to no answers as to what was going on, a few even peeking outside to see what was going on.

After nearly 90 minutes of calling out, police made access to the home and discovered no one was there and during the investigation. Crook said he believed the homeowner might have been shooting at an animal that was rooting up his yard and they suspect it was an armadillo.

The city does have an ordinance against gunfire in a residential area and police said they were investigating if any charges would be filed.