Suspect charged after hours-long standoff with police at Nashville apartment complex
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
The U.S. Attorney's Office said a man is facing federal charges after a six-hour standoff with police at a South Nashville apartment complex.
Justin Jones, 29, was charged with three counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Jones is accused of shooting at Metro Nashville Police officers after barricading himself in an apartment at the Tony Sudekom apartments on Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney Don Cochran said Jones fired several rounds from a pistol. The charging document said Jones became upset with his 11-year-old daughter, took her outside the apartment and began firing rounds into the ground.
When officers arrived at the apartment, Jones slammed the door and subsequently fired at officers on several occasions, striking one officer in the shoulder.
Jones was eventuallt taken into custody after the six-and-a-half hour standoff with police and SWAT.
Inside the apartment, officers found several spent shell casings, a cocked .357 caliber revolver, a .38 caliber revolver, and parts from a 9mm pistol. Police also found firearm parts and boxes of ammunition on Thursday.
Court documents also say Jones was convicted of a 2007 aggravated robbery in Davidson County and a 2009 aggravated robbery in Hamilton County, Ohio. Jones was released from Ohio custody in December 2016 and paroled to the state of the Mississippi.
If convicted, Jones faces up to 30 years in prison for each count.