By MATT CURRY, Associated Press Writer Matt Curry, Associated Press Writer
DALLAS – A man suspected of shooting two sheriff’s deputies and another man, then taunting snipers to make him a martyr before barricading himself in a makeshift bunker, was arrested Saturday after a 22-hour standoff in western Texas, authorities said.
Victor White, 55, of Odessa, surrendered as SWAT team members in an armored vehicle closed in on him outside his trailer, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman John Barton said. White was booked at the Midland County jail for aggravated assault against a public servant, according to online records. No court date or attorney was listed.
Throughout the standoff, White sporadically opened fire on a DPS helicopter and officers from a large dirt mound that contained trenches, bunkers and fighting positions, Barton said. The barricade, which had a white cross and flagpole on top, was built near the trailer where White lived with no utility connections on property that covers several acres.
Earlier, White got inside a sheriff’s vehicle and used the radio to taunt officers.