MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) - A man is dead after he allegedly brandished a firearm and threatened deputies outside his home in Murfreesboro.
According to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the home on Breeze Drive just after 9:30 p.m. after receiving a call that an armed man was holding family members hostage.
At one point, there were reportedly three hostages. Two of them were able to leave, but a third person was unable to exit due to medical reasons.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation later identified the suspect as 43-year-old Allon Jones.
Deputies started negotiations with Jones, and after about an hour, Jones exited the home with a firearm. Officers reportedly fired their weapons when Jones exited the home.
Jones was taken to Saint Thomas Rutherford, where he was pronounced dead.
“The man is deceased. Our deputies were not harmed," said Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh in a statement.
Residents of the neighborhood were alarmed when they heard what was going on.
"I noticed probably 25 to 50 police cars ... they had SWAT teams with full masks, lights on heads, everything," said neighbor Sheena Greene. "I heard the gunshots go off. It was probably about six or seven gunshots."
The TBI's investigation is ongoing. Their findings will be shared with the District Attorney General for review.
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