MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A suspect is dead after a barricade situation in Raleigh Sunday, according to Memphis Police.
Memphis Police responded to a domestic violence call where shots had been fired in the 2500 Block of Holly Hedge at 7:40 a.m.
Police say a female victim and her children were located unharmed, but when officers located the suspect, he pointed a gun at them.
An officer discharged his weapon. Police say the male fled into the apartment, and a number of gunshots were heard from inside. Officers allegedly made several attempts to get him to exit.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations said that the barricade situation lasted until just after 11 a.m.
When officers gained entry into the apartment, they located the armed male suffering from a gunshot wound. Police say paramedics were on standby and made the scene.
The male, identified as 35-year-old Eugene McNeal, was pronounced deceased on the scene according to the TBI.
Memphis Police Department says that it is undetermined at this time if McNeal was struck by the officer’s fire or if it was self-inflicted.
The TBI said that no officers were injured in the incident.
According to MPD, the officer involved will be relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
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Reports say that the TBI will be the investigating agency on the case.
Public Information Officer, Keli McAlister held a briefing regarding the incident at 4:15 p.m. just outside of the complex on Holly Hedge Drive.
“Agents continue to work to independently determine the series of events leading to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews,” said McAlister.
According to research done by WREG, McNeal was previously charged with domestic assault and had a current warrant for “violation of probation.”
TBI will not comment on the circumstances leading up to the dispute, or what McNeal’s relationship was with the women and children inside.
WREG will provide updates as information becomes available.