5-hour SWAT standoff ends in DeKalb; 21-year-old shoots self, police say

A five-hour SWAT standoff with an armed 21-year-old in a DeKalb neighborhood has come to an end, Channel 2 Action News reported.


Police said the man shot himself in the chest, and he is en route to a hospital, Channel 2 reported. Flash bang grenades could be heard and an ambulance was seen shortly after 11 p.m. 


DeKalb police spokeswoman Sheira Campbell told the news station the suspect was still alive when he got to the hospital. No update on his condition has been provided.

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The situation was taking place at a home in the 600 block of Valley Brook Road, Campbell told Channel 2. Authorities arrived around 5:45 p.m.

DeKalb County SWAT are outside a home where an armed person has barricaded himself inside.

Campbell said he had “multiple weapons,” Channel 2 reported. 

Channel 2 reported that police said the man got into an “altercation” with his roommate, and the roommate is now out of the home. 


Police told the news station they haven’t had past encounters with the man.


Valley Brook Road has been closed at East Ponce De Leon Avenue, Channel 2 reported.

No other details have been released.

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