MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A man is dead after a barricade situation in Northaven Monday afternoon.
According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Multi-agency Gang Unit was attempting to execute a warrant in the 4000 block of Breckenwood Drive at 3:30 p.m. when the suspect fired three shots at officers from inside the home.
SCSO said no injuries were reported and officers never fired their weapons.
The sheriff’s office said negotiators and Memphis Police tried to convince the man to come out of his house for more than three hours. When they finally went inside, they found him dead inside the home.
The scene cleared around 9:30 p.m.
Mario Lewis who lives next door said he only knew the neighbor by his nickname “Boo” and didn’t know why officers were there.
“I heard he did massages for women or whatever,” Lewis said.
We found an arrest warrant for rape for a man at the Breckenwood address but the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has not released any information about the suspect.
People who say they know the suspect say several women in a woman’s group on Facebook have accused him of rape.
We are trying to get more information from the sheriff’s office about the details of this standoff and the investigation that led up to it.