The standoff in South Aberdeen came to a peaceful end Wednesday afternoon. In the eighteenth hour negotiators were able to talk 54 year old Michael Watson out of the home with a Washington State Patrol robot. He was seen briefly by Aberdeen medics before being taken into custody. Aberdeen Officer Schmidt tells us “The State Patrol sent in their robot, it has a camera, with a microphone on it, they were able to talk him out. He is in custody, as far as I know nobody’s hurt, he’s not injured, he’s being checked by the aid unit and will be transported to the Aberdeen Police Department.
The man barricaded himself in a home on Harding street Tuesday evening. Officers first responded around 8 P.M. after reports that he was shooting a handgun in the area. An Aberdeen officer reported seeing him enter the home in the 2000 block of Harding Road with a weapon. A Washington State Patrol SWAT team took over the standoff around 10 Wednesday morning, with about the same result until sending in a robot around 2, he walked out just after 2:30 that afternoon.
A standoff continues this morning, after a man reported to be shooting a handgun in the area barricaded himself in a home on the South side of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us officers saw him carrying a handgun as he ducked into the home on the 2000 block of Harding Road near South Boone Street just after 8 last night.
Green said they have seen a green laser being shined inside the home, and have heard what sounds like the beating of a drum at times overnight, but have had no verbal contact with the man.
A Washington State Patrol SWAT team is joining the standoff this morning. Sgt. Patrick with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department reported no injuries, and said they are not certain if the man has anyone in the home with him.
Aberdeen police have arrested the suspect in last week’s shooting, 20 year old Daniel Galeana-Ramirez was found on the South side of Aberdeen Wednesday afternoon. Police Captain John Green tells us they responded to a tip in the 1200 block of Harding road. Aberdeen officers and detectives located the suspects car in the driveway. The home was surrounded while detectives attempted to contact any person inside the home by phone.
At 3:28 P.M. the suspect walked out of the back door and surrendered to the police officers. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The Aberdeen Regional Crisis Response Team secured the residence. The home is under police control while detectives apply for a search warrant.
Aberdeen Officers were assisted by deputies from the GHSO and officers from Hoquiam PD, and Cosmopolis PD.
The investigation is continuing.
Green said they believe Galeana-Ramirez shot another man Friday night after a confrontation in the 800 block of East 2nd street.
A 19 year old man was treated at Community Hospital for a gun shot wound to his leg, Galeana-Ramirez was living in the 700 block of West 3rd street.