FBCSO: Suspect takes his own life after holding family hostage, shooting deputy at Sugar Land home
SUGAR LAND, Texas — A suspect has taken his own life after holding his family hostage and shooting a sheriff’s deputy Tuesday near the Sugar Land area, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect has been identified as Serik Olivares, 41.
The sheriff’s office responded to the 3700 block of Lakeridge Canyon Drive about 4:26 a.m. after receiving a call for help from a woman inside the home. She reportedly told dispatchers Serik had a gun and was trying to kill her.
An officer responding to the scene, Deputy J. Bulman, was shot in the calf and grazed in the chin twice. A second responding deputy came to his aid, creating a tourniquet, and the injured officer was taken to a nearby hospital.
Moments later, SWAT officers arrived and tried to alleviate the situation.
Serik and the woman have joint custody of a 2-year-old boy. The suspect lives at the home with both his parents, deputies said. All four victims were able to leave the home safely nearly four hours into the suspect’s standoff with SWAT.
Bulman has been with FBCSO for seven years.