Man dead, 11-month-old injured after standoff in Forsyth County - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man dead, 11-month-old injured after standoff in Forsyth County

(Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office)

Police say a man is dead and an 11-month-old child was badly injured after the man barricaded himself in a home in Carleen Way in South Forsyth Monday.

The incident occurred just after 3:30 p.m. at home off Castleberry Road near Bluff Heights Drive when the man's wife made a domestic call to 911.

The wife called from a neighbor’s house and said her husband had threatened her and their young child with a handgun.

Police officers who arrived first contacted the husband by phone and asked him to come outside and talk. He refused.

The standoff lasted for three hours, which is when the SWAT team entered after not hearing anything for several moments.

Police say the man barricaded himself inside the home, but once they entered they found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The 11-month-old child was injured from a gunshot wound, as well.

The name of the man and child have not been released by authorities, who added that the man's wife was safe during the incident. 

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