A man who’d barricaded himself in an Auburn home with his young child Saturday afternoon (Feb. 13) and fired shots at police surrendered hours later and was taken into custody with no loss of life.
According to Auburn Police, here is what happened.
At about 1 p.m. Saturday, Auburn patrol officers responding to a domestic violence call from a house in the 1700 block of 4th Street Northeast learned there was a man inside who was refusing to leave and had his 20-month-old child with him.
When police established probable cause for felony domestic violence, SWAT Team members and officers surrounded the house, and the barricaded man fired shots at them, but negotiators persuaded him to release his son, whom police returned to his mother.
Although the man stayed barricaded in the house for some time, negotiators at last convinced him to surrender, and police took him into custody at about 3 p.m.
According to Auburn Police, just before the man surrendered, a fire had been started inside the house, to which the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded and soon extinguished.
Detectives are following up on the case.