Police standoff in Chester County ends with surrender

UPDATE (3/27/23) Via City of Henderson Tennessee Police Department’s Facebook page:

On Sunday afternoon, March 26th, around 2:00 pm, Henderson Police Officers and Chester County Sheriff’s Deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at a residence in the City of Henderson. While searching the residence for the suspect, the suspect discharged a shotgun striking a Henderson Officer. The Officer was attempting to locate the suspect in the residence when he opened a bedroom door and was immediately met with a shot gun blast. The room contained a small child causing officers not to return fire. A perimeter was set up and tactical teams were called. After several hours negotiators were able to get the suspect to surrender without further incident. The Officer was taken to a local hospital and was treated and released and is expected to make a full recovery. The suspect has been charged with attempted first degree murder and employing a firearm in commission of a felony.

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. — Sunday afternoon, our news crew responded to a tip of a police standoff in Chester County.

According to law enforcement, police attempted to execute a warrant for a resident that lived on Hill Street in Henderson.

During the exchange, a shot was fired by the resident and police took cover. The resident retreated back inside the house.

Our crew arrived around 2:30 p.m. and saw that law enforcement had blocked off Hill Street and Steed Street. We also observed Tennessee Highway Patrol taking cover behind a squad car with rifles aimed at the house.

Around 3:30 p.m., Jackson Police Department SWAT teams responded. The standoff continued on into the night.

Around 8:50 p.m., the resident opened the front door and surrendered himself to law enforcement.

While there, we spoke extensively to the suspect’s family and they said he was a combat veteran that suffered from severe PTSD and was having a mental health crisis.

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