Grand Prairie Police is asking the public to avoid the area around IKEA. They are engaged in a standoff with an armed suspect near the entrance to the store. We will not be broadcasting updates due to the ongoing situation. Stay clear of the area.
Update from GPPD Chief – GPPD received a call of a welfare check around 1:30pm. A vehicle was parked just inside the IKEA parking lot off Robinson Road. Officers approached the vehicle. Shots were fired. The suspect was inside the vehicle and produced a weapon. Multiple shots were fired. The SWAT team was called in to assist. After a standoff, the SWAT team discovered the suspect deceased inside the vehicle with a rifle.