MODESTO -- A barricaded man finally surrendered to Modesto Police after an hours-long standoff Monday, but the arrest doesn’t happen smoothly.
While neighbors captured his arrest on their smartphones, there was fear and sadness, but most of all empathy for how he ended up in handcuffs.
“He obviously had some stuff going on that, you know, he had a hard time dealing with,” Ann Burris, a neighbor told FOX40.
The Modesto Police Department said the original call was for a shot that was fired inside a home on Yosemite Avenue near Western Way. The gunshot prompted the lockdown of nearby schools. Modesto SWAT officers also cleared more homes after the sole suspect was taken in.
While neighbors are glad that a potential danger is now gone they can’t help but think of the man who they say is heartbroken.
“I do believe it has something to do with with the mourning of his lost family member. Especially since today’s the funeral so from what I heard it’s today,” Brittani Moreno, another neighbor said.
To them, this was his call for help.
“To see somebody so young take such a sharp turn in life you know ‘cause this is not going to be an easy one to fight,” Moreno explained.