1 man in custody after Cordova shooting

1 man in custody after Cordova shooting

CORDOVA, TN (WMC) - A 39-year-old man is in custody after a standoff with Memphis police officers early Friday morning.

It came as a shock to neighbors, who say bad things rarely happen in the community.

"Occasionally we'll have a car break-in, but it's once in a blue moon," said neighbor Chris Catalano.

Police say Bao Tran, 39, got into an argument with his wife. From there, he got his gun and threatened to kill himself. It all happened at a home on Green Heron Lane in Cordova around 1 a.m.

Tran's wife took her three kids to a neighbor's house across the street, and police say Tran refused to come out of his home when they arrived. He fired several shots toward the front of the home where officers were standing. No one was injured.

"He was kind of playing a cat and mouse game," said Major Sam Hines of the Memphis Police Department.

The TACT unit surrounded the home, and Tran eventually surrendered around two hours later.

"Nothing ever happens like this," said Catalano. "It's a little alarming, but I do appreciate the city and police department for doing their job and getting it taken care of."

Tran was taken to Regional Medical Center, though it is unclear what he is being treated for. He has been charged with five counts of aggravated assault.

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