Standoff in Albany: One woman barricades herself against police

(ALBANY, GA) – Law enforcement and SWAT teams flooded the 600 block of Shamrock Drive Friday morning, as police chief, Michael Persley says a domestic argument turned into an armed standoff with police.

“We found out that this was an argument that started last night and escalated throughout the morning. So as we talked to the other parties involved, we’ll determine if any charges will be filed,” said the Albany Police Chief.

The standoff between Albany Police and the suspect in question ended late this morning, as the woman involved gave herself a gunshot wound before law enforcement moved in.

Chief Persley says, “At that time, they secured the weapon, and we had EMS there on standby go in. And now the female has been taken to the hospital and is being treated for her injury.”

We spoke with one nearby neighbor on camera during the standoff. She tells us that while she didn’t know the people involved, she says that it doesn’t make it any less unnerving that the standoff took place.”

She said her sister is a long time resident, and neither of them feel that the neighborhood is safe.

“It’s just crazy, you don’t know what to think. You just don’t think anything like this is going to happen in your neighborhood, it’s scary. It’s a little eerie now that this is happening. She’s lived here for 46 years, and nothing like this has ever happened,” says neighbor, Dot Boyette.

No other injuries were reported on-scene during the investigation.