Police begin death investigation after suspect barricades inside Clarksville home


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police say a suspect killed themselves with a gun after barricading inside a home in Clarksville.

Police say the incident began around 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Ellie Nat Drive. Officers responded to the scene for a report that the suspect was attempting to cut another person with a knife. Upon arrival, officers located the victim who had been cut, but the suspect had entered the home to possibly retrieve a gun.

Police say after several lengthy attempts to get the individual to come out peacefully, the suspect apparently took their own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound around 9:41 a.m.

The homicide unit started a death investigation and the scene is currently being processed. No officers were injured in this incident.

Sections of Ellie Nat Drive, between Stella Drive and Benjamin Drive were closed. In an update around 10:30 a.m. from police, those roads were reopened.

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