5-year-old child found dead following 17 hour standoff with Tulsa man
TULSA, Okla. – A 5-year-old boy who was held in an apartment during a 17 hour standoff was found dead by police.
Around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, officers were called to the Riverchase Apartments on a call about a violation of a protection order.
When police tried to go inside the apartment, a man began shooting at them.
Authorities blocked off the area and quickly learned the man had his 5-year-old child with him.
Residents in the nearby apartments were evacuated.
The man fired at least 10 rounds at officers.
A police spokesperson says the man was in the military and has a history with police, but nothing of a violent nature.
Just before 11 a.m. on Friday, the alleged suspect was taken into custody.
Tragically, KJRH is reporting the man’s 5-year-old child was found dead after police began clearing the scene following the 17 hour standoff.