Standoff: Deputy Came Closer to being Killed than Originally Revealed

Deputy J. Bulman

FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is now saying that the deputy who was shot in the leg at an early morning standoff was also grazed by bullets that struck his chin.

“Upon arrival, one of the deputies, J. Bulman, was shot in the calf and his chin was grazed twice,” said a press release that was provided to the media early Tuesday afternoon. It was the first time the name of the injured deputy was released.

“Another responding deputy applied a tourniquet and Deputy Bulman was transported to a nearby hospital. Bulman has been employed by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for seven years,” the statement also said.

The press release identified the shooter who was found dead in his home after a nearly 7-hour standoff, and it verified how he died.

“Serik Olivares, 41, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the press release said.

At 4:26 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call from a woman who stated that her husband had a gun and was trying to kill her. The woman is the mother of his child and they share custody. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 3700 block of Lakeridge Canyon Dr., in the Sugar Land area.

After the responding deputies got into a gun battle with the man, SWAT was deployed to the residence where the suspect lives with his parents. The suspect’s mother, father, two-year-old son, and mother of the child all made it out of the residence safely, but they did not all get out immediately. It was several hours before the suspect’s mother and the two-year-old got out of the house.

“What a terribly sad situation,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls. “I am grateful that the suspect’s family is safe and unharmed and that our deputy is going to make a full recovery.”

The case remains under investigation.

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