Suspect dies from a self-inflicted gunshot after standoff


FOSTERS, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (8 p.m.): According to Deputy Jason Powell of the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office, the suspect has succumbed to his injury and passed away. He died shortly after a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

11:45 a.m.- Tuscaloosa Sheriff Ron Abernathy confirms a standoff between man wanted in another state has ended and the suspect has been taken into custody.

According to authorities, the suspect was wanted by the U.S. Marshals for a stalking warrant in South Carolina. Officials say when they arrived on the scene, the suspect fired shots and refused negotiations. He fired several shots from inside the house toward police.

At that point, police shot gas rounds into the house but the suspect ran downstairs to the basement porch area and placed a gun into his mouth.

Police say he then shot himself and was taken to the hospital. No word on his condition. No other injuries reported. The suspect has not been identified at this time.

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This is a developing story.

UPDATE (10:33 a.m.): According to Jason Powell of the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff’s office received a call that shots were fired. Tuscaloosa County Sherrif’s Office and The Tuscaloosa Police Department SWAT Team responded. A police negotiator is on the scene actively communicating with the man, trying to talk him out.

The man barricaded himself into his home after South Carolina US Marshals arrived at his residence to serve a fugitive warrant. This occurred at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Tuscaloosa Police Department Officers on the scene

Original Story: There are reports of a heavy police presence off of Sand Road in Fosters. According to the Tuscaloosa News, a man fired shots at South Carolina U.S. Marshal members who were in the area to serve him a warrant.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are at the residence of the man with reported paramedics on standby.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that no one has been injured at this time.

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