Timothy Dillon, 43: PBSO identifies man involved in Boynton Beach Standoff Saturday
12:45 AM, Aug 18, 2013
12:58 AM, Aug 19, 2013
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - PBSO identifies Timothy Dillon, 43, as the man who barricaded himself in his home Saturday afternoon, armed with guns, leading to a standoff for several hours in one Boynton Beach neighborhood.
Dillon was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail for Aggravated Assault with a firearm on a Law Enforcement Officer, Improper Display of Firearm, and Improper discharge of a firearm, says the Sheriff's office.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says a call came in after 1:00 p.m. saying gun shots were heard inside a home in the Bristol Lake community off of Gateway Blvd.
Authorities say the man inside the home was threatening to harm himself. They also say he is a member of the NRA and has a variety of guns in the home.
Officials say nearly six homes near the gunman's house were evacuated. Many residents were diverted from the neighborhood that was blocked off for hours.
Resident Frances Camacho waited in her car outside the neighborhood for hours.
"It's very frustrating, I have five kids. It's just crazy. It's scary at the same time because you live there and you want to know what's going on," said Camacho. She recently moved to the neighborhood.
Authorities say they briefly made contact with the gunman not long after they arrived. They say shortly after making contact, they did not hear from him again for about 4 hours.
Around 6:00 p.m., they say he walked in and out of the house with a gun, and at one point appeared to be surrendering. He shot at his own car and continued shooting inside his home. He eventually pointed a gun toward a SWAT member, according to the sheriff's office. That's when officials say a deputy shot him in the torso.
The gunman was sent to the hospital in critical condition.
Resident Troy Adelman said he didn't leave his house until around 10:00 p.m., after he was stuck in his home during the standoff. "I played video games, watched TV, ate, that's about it. It's crazy, you see things on the news and think I'm glad that's not my neighborhood. But this time, it is."
Authorites say the gunman is no longer a threat to the neighborhood.
The gunman does have a wife and a child, according to neighbors. Officials with the sheriff's office say his family was never in any harm, and not inside the home when the gunman barricaded himself.