The shots rang out in a Tacoma alley.
Neighbors hastily grabbed their phones and dialed 911, unsure of what was unfolding near South Sprague Avenue and South 7th Street.
It was about 12:45 a.m. Monday and police were quick to respond.
By the time officers arrived, they found shell casings in the alley but no shooter or victim.
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They figured out the alleged gunman was inside a duplex but the man refused to come out and speak with police.
That started an eight-hour standoff that ended around 9 a.m. with the man’s arrest. Three other people were inside the unit during the standoff, police said.
“They believe he popped off a few in the alley and went back inside,” Tacoma police spokeswoman Shelbie Boyd said.
No one was injured.
A shotgun and rifle were found inside the home. The man was booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and discharging a gun in city limits.
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