In a 4-hour standoff, prosecutors claim, man who shot woman, fired at Birmingham officers, took his own life
After escaping from a southeast Birmingham apartment for hours Wednesday, he took his own life after being charged with shooting alleged shooter daniel cintosh.
Police said the suspect, whose identity has not been released, fired a gun at officers, which led to the lengthy standoff and unsuccessful surrender negotiations.
Our negotiations were unsuccessful and in the final stages of this investigation it was determined that the subject took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot, said Sgt. Rod Mauldin.
Around 6 p.m., Birmingham police responded to a report of homicide. Mauldin said on Wednesday in the 600 block of Brussels Circle that the event was taking place in Brussels Square.
When officers arrived, they found a female with oblivion with an unprovoked gunshot wound to her foot, according to Mauldin. She was taken to the UAB Hospital for treatment.
Police believe the shooting was a domestic incident.
The suspect then fled on foot and entered another apartment in the 500 block of Brussels Circle, where he barricaded himself.
According to Mauldin, the suspect fired multiple shots at officers, setting up a perimeter around the apartment. Officers were not fired again.
No officers were shot and no civilians were injured in the incident.
During the four-hour standoff, police had secured warrants against the male for assault and attempted murder of a police officer.
According to police scanner communications, at least one family member requested to try to negotiate with him, but it wasnt clear if that happened.
Mauldin said, We thought it was time for us to go in.
No one else was found in the apartment. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service.
Mauldin said it's huge regret that it didn't work out in our favor."