Man in custody following 6-hour standoff in Moore
MOORE, Okla. – A man is in custody after a 6-hour standoff in Moore.
The standoff was reported around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of S.E. 33rd.
Police said they originally responded to a shots fired call at a house in the area.
When they arrived to the house, they reportedly heard shots fired in the backyard.
Police said they were able to get everyone except a man out of the house.
The man had reportedly been drinking and fired a weapon after his wife had lost her baby earlier Wednesday.
Police surrounded the house and tried to get the man to come out.
After six hours, the suspect, Derek Varner, surrendered.
He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.