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Man Being Served Arrest Warrant Shoots Self

Kemp, Texas, - The serving of two arrest warrants resulted in a Kemp man being seriously injured after shooting himself.

At 5:57 a.m. on Wednesday August 3, 2011, members from the Kaufman County Multi-jurisdictional Tactical Team, along with members of the US Marshalls Service DFW Fugitive Apprehension Stirke Team went to a residence in the 8000 block of Woodruff Cir. to serve arrest warrants on a fugitive from Missouri.

Investigators made contact with Salvadore J. Michaels, age 39, and attempted to serve two felony warrants out of Missouri, one from Buchanan County for a statutory rape charge, and a warrant issued by the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole.  Michaels barricaded himself inside his parent’s residence and Michaels told investigators he was armed and threatened suicide. All of Michaels’ family members were evacuated from the residence and taken to safety.

 At approximately 11:00 a.m. a gun shot was heard from inside the residence, and shortly thereafter Michaels surrendered to deputies. Michaels told deputies that he had shot himself.  Michaels had a gunshot wound to the head. After being treated on scene by emergency medical personnel, Michaels was air lifted to a Dallas hospital.

Persons with information concerning a crime are encouraged to provide information by calling Kaufman County Crime Stoppers at 877-TIPSKCC (847-7522) or click on “Crime of the Week” at the Kaufman County Crime Stoppers website at http://kaufmancountycrimestoppers.org/.

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