FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office deputy who was wounded after responding to a domestic dispute earlier this week is expected to make a full recovery.
But a photo the agency shared on social media shows how close Deputy J. Bulman came to a much more severe outcome.
Bulman was one of the officers who was part of the six-hour SWAT standoff Tuesday in a gated community near Sugar Land. He was shot in the calf and grazed twice in the chin.
Bulman, wearing a heavy bandage on his left calf and a cowboy hat, flashed a grin and tilted his head to show the battle scar.
The suspect, 41-year-old Serik Olivares, was found of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators said after the shooting, Olivares held his mother and 2-year-old son hostage at the house in Orchard Lake Estates, a gated community near the Grand Parkway and Highway 90.
Two other adults were also held at the home, but all of them got out safely.