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Man charged with deadly conduct after shots fired in Longview motel

Longview SWAT and Negations were called after the man refused to come out of his room.
Credit: Gregg County Sheriff's Office

LONGVIEW, Texas — Longview Police have arrested one person for deadly conduct after shots were fired inside a motel room.

According to the police department, early Wednesday morning Jerome Waits was inside his motel room and fired shots through his door from the inside.

Once on scene, Waits refused to come out of his room resulting in Longview SWAT and Negotiations to be called in.

Officers cleared all the surrounding guests for safety and communications were made between Waits and the officers.

Around 7:30 a.m., Waits exited his room and was taken into custody without incident.

Waits was taken to the Gregg County Jail and charged with deadly conduct.

One arrested after call regarding gunshots On September 16, 2020, at approximately 3:44 a.m., Longview Police officers...

Posted by Longview Police Department on Wednesday, September 16, 2020