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Suspect dead after allegedly shooting woman, standoff of several hours with police


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WIAT) – Police said a man who ended up several hours with police after shooting a woman committed suicide on Wednesday night.

According to Sergeant BPD. Rod Mauldin, agents were called to block 600 of Brussels Circle at around 6 p.m. on reports of gunfire. While at the scene, police discovered a woman with a gunshot wound to her foot and were taken to hospital. They say injuries are not life threatening.

A suspect was then spotted in the neighborhood by the authorities before fleeing to an apartment complex in the 500 block of Brussels Circle. He barricaded himself inside an apartment and fired several shots at officers, according to the sergeant. Mauldin. No officer was injured in the shooting.

BPD deployed its tactical unit to conduct negotiations with the suspect.

Later that night, Mauldin said negotiations broke down and officers found the suspect dead inside the apartment with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.