Hostage situation over: suspect in custody

Interstate 10 reopened

CREATED Jul 29, 2011 - UPDATED: Jul 29, 2011

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 Reporter: Ian Reitz
Web Producer: Layla Tang

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -Pima County Sheriff's authorities have confirmed that the hostage situation that forced the closure of Interstate 10 has ended.

Louis Felix, Jr., 22, was taken into custody around noon Friday.  Felix barricaded himself inside a motel room at the Studio 6 Motel in the area of Irvington and I-10 for several hours with a woman and three small children.

Pima County Sheriff's deputies told 9 On Your Side that at 2:11 a.m. Friday morning deputies from the San Xavier district responded to a call of shots fired in the 4900 block of South Outlet Center Drive. When deputies arrived they found two bails bondmen who had reportedly tried to take Felix into custody.  According to Deputy Dawn Barkman, Felix was wanted on a felony arrest warrant for failure to appear in court. Shots were fired when those bail bondsmen tried to apprehend him;  it is still not clear who fired the shots.

9 On Your Side was told there was also an adult woman and three small kids in the room. Two of the children were said to be the suspect's five and seven year-old daughters. The third child is the son of the woman in the room.

Stay with KGUN9 On Your Side for more information on this story as it continues to develop.