Update: All officers involved were cleared in the incident, and bond for Andrade is set at $250,000.
Fayetteville police arrested a man following a standoff early Sunday morning which left one officer with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Sergio Hidalgo Andrade (aka De La Rosa, Andrade-Martinez), 51, of Fayetteville, faces six counts of Attempted Capital Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Battery 1st Degree, and one count of Terroristic Act.
According to a news release, University of Arkansas police officers attempted to stop a motor vehicle for traffic offenses Saturday night near the University of Arkansas campus. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop, and sped away from the officer. Shortly afterwards, UAPD officers located the vehicle at the Bedford Loop Apartments where they observed a man run from the driver’s seat and into an apartment.
Once Fayetteville Police Department officers arrived to assist, a perimeter was established and attempts to contact the suspect began, said police. Officers said they heard what sounded like a gunshot go off inside the apartment and moments later, the suspect walked outside carrying a black semi-automatic handgun. Officers ordered the man to drop his weapon, but the man fired several shots at officers, one of which struck a Fayetteville police officer in the leg just above the ankle. Police returned fire and the suspect retreated back into the apartment.
Officers used a bullhorn, tear gas and pepper spray, and after nearly six hours, Andrade exited the apartment where he was immediately arrested.
Following the ordeal, police discovered that one round from the suspect’s gun went across the apartment complex and through two walls after lodging into a third wall just a few feet away from two residents inside their home.
Police said the officer who was shot is currently receiving treatment which will require at least one surgery.