Fort Worth standoff ends after tear gas thrown into house

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A man accused in the shooting of another man held SWAT members at bay for more than four hours Sunday afternoon before he surrendered to authorities after the house he was in caught fire.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, officers fired several rounds of tear gas into a home in the 2200 block of Clinton Avenue where a man had barricaded himself, police said.

A fire broke out and Michael Ashmore, 21, surrendered.

Firefighters then arrived on the scene and extinguished the blaze.

A cause of the blaze was listed as unknown, according to fire investigators.

Ashmore faces a charge of aggravated assault in the shooting, authorities siad.

The shooting was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday at nearby Ross Avenue and NW 23rd St., just southwest of the Stockyards.

A man was shot and later taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, but his condition was unavailable.

Police did not release any details of the shooting.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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