SWAT Standoff Ends When Suspect Turns Gun On Himself

January 13, 2018

A SWAT standoff with a suspect in a motel room on Nine Mile Road came to an end late Friday afternoon when the man reportedly shot himself.

The armed man was inside a ground-level room at the Budget Inn. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, SWAT and a negotiation team responded with other law enforcement to the motel across from the John R. Jones Athletic Park.  Deputies were attempting to arrest the man on three felony domestic abuse warrants including battery with a firearm when he barricaded himself inside the room with a weapon.

Deputies made contact with the man through the door, but he refused to come out for over an hour.

About 5 p.m., deputies heard a single gunshot from the room and made entry. The man was transported by Escambia County EMS to an area hospital suffering from a single self-inflicted gunshot would.

The man’s name and condition have not been released.

NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.




Comments

5 Responses to “SWAT Standoff Ends When Suspect Turns Gun On Himself”

  1. Bob's Brother on January 16th, 2018 8:47 am

    Just curious why the person who shot himself hasn’t been identified…It’s been a few days since this happened.

  2. Lawrence on January 15th, 2018 12:15 am

    >>Really..Do you know David at all???..Do u even know who was in the room or the circonstances? Hell NO..You just want to hear yourself talk..Hes one of my old bosses ar salutia hes a real good dude,he might of made some mistakes in the past few years because he was grieving the loss of his wife of 20+ years..So before you chime in on someone or something u know nothing about keep it to urself

    If this man was so great why did he potentially endanger everyone involved? Why didn’t he give himself up?

  3. Chad on January 13th, 2018 10:04 am

    Really..Do you know David at all???..Do u even know who was in the room or the circonstances? Hell NO..You just want to hear yourself talk..Hes one of my old bosses ar salutia hes a real good dude,he might of made some mistakes in the past few years because he was grieving the loss of his wife of 20+ years..So before you chime in on someone or something u know nothing about keep it to urself

  4. Johnny Freedom on January 13th, 2018 9:46 am

    Glad none of the rubbernecking idiots across the street at the football fields were injured. Not from stray gunfire, mind you, but from falling off the roof of their cars while standing on top of them to get a better look.

  5. Charlotte on January 12th, 2018 4:43 pm

    Does he think the cops are going to just go away? Come on out, give yourself up and face the music. Duhhh.





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