Police: Shooter in standoff dead
Published 7:04 pm Monday, October 12, 2015
11:59: The man who fired dozens of shots at officers during an hours-long standoff at a Brookhaven apartment complex is dead, Police Chief Bobby Bell said at about midnight.
11:30: More shots fired. Suspect has fired several dozen rounds tonight.
11: More loud sounds, possibly gunshots, coming from
10:35: The suspect is not in custody. Loud sounds coming from scene.
Police chief: The suspect is still in the apartment but isn’t shooting at this time.
An electric company truck has arrived on scene.
SWAT has arrived on scene.
Police say the suspect is firing a weapon. Two distinct gunshot sounds have been heard – either the suspect has more than one weapon or the suspect and officers are exchanging gunfire.
The suspect allegedly made racist threats against other residents.
Residents on scene say the suspect had been evicted but wouldn’t leave.
Our reporter on scene heard several gunshots.
Police are currently negotiating with suspect in the apartment.
Law enforcement is on scene at a Union Street apartment complex — Brookhaven Apartments — because a man is barricaded inside.
Authorities confirmed that shots were fired. Police Chief Bobby Bell said no one has been injured.
Bell did not immediately provide further information.
We will update the story as we gather more info.