Crime

Shots were fired after midnight. The armed felon kept police at bay until breakfast

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.

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.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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