U.S. Marshals, suspect exchange gunfire overnight in Waco

Kevin Kirven is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and...
Kevin Kirven is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief.(Booking Photo: McLennan County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Mar. 30, 2022 at 1:21 AM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Waco Police on Wednesday identified Kevin Kirven as the man who allegedly exchanged gunfire with U.S. Marshals as an arrest warrant was served at a Waco home.

Police said Kirven is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief.

The U.S. Marshal Lone Star Fugitive Task Force was trying to serve a warrant at a home in the 3700 block of Hays Avenue when Kirven allegedly opened fire at the officers late Tuesday night.

A police spokesman said Marshals returned fire, and then retreated to safety.

The SWAT with Waco Police and the McLennan County Sheriff’s office, in addition to police negotiators, responded to the scene to deescalate the situation.

After about an-hour-and-a-half of negotiations, Kirven surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody without incident.

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