No injuries reported after standoff at Mishawaka apartment complex; suspect arrested

Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 10:02 PM EDT
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MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) - Mishawaka Police say no one was hurt after a man reportedly barricaded himself inside an apartment following officers responding to a pair of shots fired calls over the weekend.

Officers were called to the 100 block of Bercado Place at River Pointe Apartments on a report of shots fired just before 8 p.m. on Saturday. They left the scene after finding nothing near Vistula and Bittersweet Roads.

About an hour later, officers were sent back to the same location for another shots fired call.

When police approached the apartment, a man, identified as Joce-Joce Sergio Bueno, 37, opened the front door with a handgun tucked in his waistband—but then shut the door when police tried to get him to leave the home.

Early Sunday morning, the St. Joseph County Metro SWAT Team was activated, and nearby apartments were evacuated.

Bueno refused to leave until SWAT officers fired tear gas inside the home. He was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail. He faces charges a misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement. Additional charges pending/under consideration.

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