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Brief standoff ends peacefully

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:44 am

A man who fired shots while children were headed for school Wednesday morning barricaded himself in a home before surrendering without incident, according to Fort Wayne Police and scanner traffic.

At about 8:10 a.m. Wednesday police went to the 2900 block of Lillie Street, responding to a report of shots fired.

When officers arrived they were told a 48-year-old suspect allegedly fired shots toward a vehicle and fled in a gray car. Officers saw the car leaving the area but lost sight of it. However, they were given information from a license plate number that led them to a residence in the 7600 block of Verona Drive.

Officers saw the suspect's vehicle parked outside the residence. A relative, who was outside the house, spoke with the suspect by telephone. but he refused to come out of the house. Officers confirmed the suspect was inside the residence alone.

The FWPD's Emergency Services Team and Crisis Response Team were sent to the scene. A short time later, the suspect came out of the house and surrendered to police. The suspect was taken to police headquarters without further incident. The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending.