UPDATED: Man fires shots at Murfreesboro police, barricades self in house

Jan 11, 2020 at 10:26 am by Voice Wire

Crime in Murfreesboro

A man barricaded himself in a home for more than three hours before being taken into custody by Special Operations Unit team members.

Earlier, the suspect, later identified as Larenzo D. Flowers, 26, of Murfreesboro, fired multiple shots at officers following a car crash and a brief foot pursuit.

The preliminary investigation revealed Murfreesboro Police came in contact with Flowers, who was involved in a motor vehicle crash, near the intersection of Northfield Boulevard and Pitts Lane around 5:30 p.m.

He led officers to nearby Chariot Lane, where he took off running and began firing shots at officers. At least one officer returned fire. None of the officers were hit and there were no reported were injuries. 


Flowers (above) then barricaded himself inside a home, part of a quadplex, on Sloan Street.

Murfreesboro Police Special Operations Unit members spent several hours attempting to negotiate with the subject in an effort to get him to surrender. SOU members were able to use tactics that forced Flowers, who was hiding in the attic, to break through the ceiling of an adjacent apartment where he was taken into custody. 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called to assist.

Flowers is charged with five counts of attempted second degree murder, two counts of evading arrest.

He remains behind bars at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $757,500 bond. He’s scheduled to appear in Rutherford County General Sessions Court February 11.


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