Man Who Barricaded Himself In Home Found Dead By Family

(Memphis) A man who barricaded himself in a house located in the 4500 block of Jamaica Avenue Wednesday night was found dead Thursday morning.

Memphis police said the 36-year-old man shot at his 30-year-old girlfriend’s vehicle as she tried to leave after a fight.

The woman ran from the house and was not hit, and the man went into his home.

Officers knocked on the door and tried to call the man, but were never able to make contact.

For several hours, officers sat outside the house with guns pointed at the home waiting for the man to come out.

Around midnight, police packed up their gear and left the scene.

Police told News Channel 3 they believed the man was intoxicated and was passed out inside the house, so they would try to arrest the man during the day Thursday.

However, the man’s family arrived Thursday morning and found the man dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

It’s not clear if the man killed himself before or after police left.

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