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UPDATE: Suspect in standoff arraigned

 A police presence has been confirmed at a neighborhood at Third and Bloomfield in Jackson. (Source: WILX)
A police presence has been confirmed at a neighborhood at Third and Bloomfield in Jackson. (Source: WILX) (WILX)
Published: Dec. 5, 2019 at 5:44 PM EST
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The man responsible for a standoff with police on Thursday has been arraigned.

Police said David Davis, a 57-year-old man from Jackson, is in custody, and faces four counts:

COUNT 1: ASSAULT W INTENT TO MURDER

COUNT 2: POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A FELON

COUNT 3: FIREARM DISCHARGE IN A BUILDING

COUNT 4: FELONY FIREARMS

The situation began just after 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 near the corner of Bloomfield Boulevard and Second Street in Jackson with police responding to a domestic call.

However, when they arrived to the scene, there was no confrontation to respond to.

Three people met the officers outside a home saying there was no situation that they were aware of, and the only person in the house was Davis.

Police said that's when they heard two shots fired inside of the home.

Officers then secured the area and set up a perimeter around the house.

The neighborhood was essentially on lock-down while police were on the scene.

Officers went door-to-door, telling people to stay inside and take cover in their basements.

After a five-hour standoff, the Jackson County Special Response Team was able to get the suspect to leave the house and he was then taken into custody.

Police determined Davis was the person who originally made the 911 call reporting a domestic situation, but they're unsure as to why. They have determined that the man was aiming at the officers when he fired the gun, two times, from inside the home.

"Nobody was injured. Our officers were not shot," Elmer Hitt, Jackson Police and Fire Director said. "It does appear based upon some of the evidence early on the scene, that he may have been shooting in the direction of at least one or two of our officers. As the investigation unfolds, hopefully we will be able to determine a little more on what motivated this,"

Police said the suspect has had previous run-ins with the law and has a felony record.

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WILX Cryss Walker is live on scene of a large police presence in Jackson on Bloomfield and Second Street.

Posted by WILX News 10 on Thursday, December 5, 2019

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