Two people found dead after hours of clash at Memphis home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — Police say two men, a father and son, were found dead at a home in southwest Memphis after a standoff that lasted for hours on Friday.

Police were called to a shooting on Heartland Lane near the Mississippi state line just after 3 p.m. Officers were informed that a man had shot a male relative.

When officers arrived, they found the suspect barricaded inside with his father and a 4-year-old girl.

Officers negotiated the release of the little girl, who was eventually released unharmed. Her relationship to men is unclear.

A few hours later, the police entered the house using a robot at first. They said they found two unresponsive men inside.

Both were pronounced dead. Police believe the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Police blocked off the neighborhood for hours during the incident, eventually releasing information after 10 p.m.

The names of those involved have not been released by police.


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