Saturday shooting turned into stand-off

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says that Ryan Guenther shot a man in the leg before barricading himself and his family in their home.
Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 5:53 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 7, 2022 at 5:08 PM CDT
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ATHENS, Ala. (WAFF) - The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says it has one person in custody after a stand-off at a residence on Craft Rd.

Deputies on the scene say that a male subject was at the residence when the homeowner, Ryan Guenther, arrived. Guenther allegedly shot the male subject in the leg before then assaulting his girlfriend. Guenther allowed the male subject to escape the residence before law enforcement arrived on the scene.

Guenther then barricaded himself, his girlfriend and three children in the home. Deputies with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office then were able to negotiate the release of Guenther’s children followed by his girlfriend then finally he surrendered peacefully.

Guenther is being charged with assault, kidnapping, domestic violence assault and domestic violence menacing.

There’s no word right now on the name or condition of the person who was shot, or the person taken into custody.

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