Man barricades himself inside Shelby County home

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Some people on Penny Lane didn't get much sleep overnight. Shelby County deputies were out there for hours after a shooting suspect refused to come of his home.

"'Come out with your hands up please.'" You know, they kept repeating the same thing."

Then there was a loud bang as the SWAT team used an explosive device to get inside.

"It was actually an explosive device they call a hockey puck that they blew the door open with. Got inside and were able to stabilize the situation," said Earle Farrell with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities told WREG the entire thing started several hours prior to the standoff when a man showed up at a nearby fire station saying he had been shot at the home on Penny Lane.

Some neighbors had to evacuate their homes. Others were told to turn off their lights.

In the end, deputies took two men and two women into custody for questioning. They also discovered two small children inside the home.


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