Madison police: Apartment standoff over; subject has self-inflicted injury

A Madison police officer told WAAY 31 the call came in to the department and medical personnel Tuesday afternoon as a suicide threat.

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 2:59 PM
Updated: Jul 16, 2019 5:25 PM

The Madison Police Department says it responded Tuesday afternoon to the area of Charleston Oaks Apartments on Kyser Boulevard due to an armed and barricaded subject.

A Madison police officer told WAAY 31 the call came in to the department and medical personnel at 2:30 p.m. as a suicide threat. 

Sgt. Lamar Anderson with Madison police says officials attempted to make contact with the subject, and saw him through the bedroom window of a downstairs apartment with a gun in his hand.

Anderson says officers heard a single shot. He says at the time, they didn’t know if the subject fired at officers or at himself. Officers ran for cover, and helped get neighbors out of the way.

According to Anderson, officers waited for a tactical team to arrive, and they forced entry into the apartment at 3:46 p.m.

Police say the subject is still alive, but he has a self-inflicted gunshot wound and is in critical condition. Police say they hadn't had contact with the subject before, and he is not facing any criminal charges at this time.

Madison police, Madison Fire and Rescue, Huntsville Medical Emergency Services Inc. and the Madison Police Department SWAT team entered the apartment.

Residents are now being allowed to return to their apartments.

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