UPDATE: Boyd County Standoff Situation Ends in Suicide

By: Amanda Barren; Andrew Colegrove Email
By: Amanda Barren; Andrew Colegrove Email

UPDATE 4/11/13 @ 1 p.m.
BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – A nearly six hour standoff in Boyd County has ended in suicide.

The Boyd County Sheriff's Office says it started about 2:30 p.m. Thursday when a man called 911 and said he shot his brother.

Sgt. Phillip Slone says when officers showed up to the home on Shoppes Creek Road in the Summit area, they found the brother unharmed.

"He said he was fine. He didn't know what we were talking about,” Slone said. “When the officer started approaching the trailer, two shots were fired from inside the trailer."

Slone says the brother then went inside and tried to talk his brother into coming out, but he refused.

At that point, Slone says the officers feared the man would follow through with his threat, and actually harm his brother.

"The brother was not cooperative in leaving,” Slone said. “He wanted to stay and try to talk his brother out."

Police and mental health professionals were on the phone with the man for much of the afternoon trying to talk him into coming out, Slone says, but no one was able to persuade him to surrender.

Slone says after the brother walked out of the home is when the man shot and killed himself.

The Ashland Police Department’s Special Response Team then entered the home and found the victim.

"We hoped he would lay down his gun and walk out to us and we wouldn't have to do all this,” Slone said. “I know we did everything we could do to get him to come out and not harm himself."

Investigators are not saying anything on why this all happened or what triggered the event..

Slone says at least two homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution.



ORIGINAL STORY
SUMMIT, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A standoff near Summit in Boyd Count has closed a portion of Shoppes Creek Road and forced a number of homes to be evacuated..

Authorities at the scene tell WSAZ.com that one person has barricaded himself inside a mobile home.

The situation started around 2 p.m Thursday afternoon.

It is not clear at this time if the person is armed or if other people are inside the home.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

People who live in the area near the mobile home that is surrounded have been asked to leave their homes.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

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