Posted at: 03/06/2013 7:26 PM
By: Maria Guerrero, KOB Eyewitness News 4
"It made me very aware last night that bullets do go through walls and I was just on the other side of the wall," said Leslie Calvert.
Calvert couldn’t do a thing Tuesday night except hide and wait.
"There was helicopter, police dog and lots of SWAT, lots of SWAT," she remembers.
She says she caught a glimpse of the dangerous scene right outside her office.
“There were SWAT men actually facing toward me with their guns so at that time I called dispatch,” she said. “[Dispatch] just said that many times they will face a gun toward you to let you know if they could hit you so could the guy they were after."
She hears screams then gunshots.
"We heard seven shots very, very close together and my office is right next to the wall and so I was hearing it maybe four feet, five feet from where the shots were. The shots were a boom. Not a pop. It was boom, boom!”
Turns out SWAT used Calvert’s own car for cover during the standoff.
"It was all part of the crime scene. There were bullet casings all around it," she said.
Calvert is back at work but is shaken and says this about the officers’ actions:
“They felt it was justified. It was definitely apparent in their voice. Definitely apparent in their actions and afterwards one of them came up to me and said: he was a very bad man."