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Tuscumbia standoff ends peacefully; suspect in custody

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Torry Ingram (Source: Tuscumbia Police Department) Torry Ingram (Source: Tuscumbia Police Department)

Tuscumbia police responded to a violent domestic dispute that quickly escalated to a large-scale standoff Friday morning.

In addition to Tuscumbia police, Muscle Shoals SWAT, the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office, Sheffield police. and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency responded to the scene after the initial 911 call was made at 7:42 a.m.

Officers on the scene identified the suspect as Torry John Ingram, 31, who has a history of domestic violence and DUI offenses and is well known to local law enforcement. Ingram was already wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Authorities say when they attempted to enter the building to apprehend Ingram, they were refused entrance. Ingram used indoor appliances to barricade the door to keep police from entering the home, beginning the standoff.

Police evacuated surrounding residences before attempting to communicate with Ingram, who was determined to be the only person inside the home.

Authorities used a public announcement system to contact Ingram, at which time they heard a single gunshot fired from inside the residence. The shot was seemingly fired in the direction of law enforcement, according to authorities.

Approximately five minutes later, contact was established with Ingram and another shot was fired from inside the residence.

Following the second shot, Muscle Shoals SWAT fired tear gas into the home.

Utilities had also been turned off remotely, eliminating power and air circulation.

Ingram exited the residence eight minutes later and surrendered peacefully to authorities.

Authorities on the scene determined the situation was likely resolved due to Ingram’s inability to reload his firearm. A mechanical malfunction prevented him from reloading.

Ingram is currently being held and interviewed by investigators. Charges to be filed will be determined in collaboration with the Colbert County District Attorney’s Office.

Injured in the incident were Ingram’s parents, who were transported to Shoals Hospital during the standoff. They have since been treated and released.

Tuscumbia City Police Chief Tony Logan issued the following statement:

I want to thank the various law enforcement agencies for their cooperation in helping us to resolve this situation quickly and peacefully without further injury. I want to also thank the residents in the surrounding area for cooperating and allowing law enforcement to safely resolve the situation.

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