Suspect involved in Clarksville barricade situation dead from self-inflicted gunshot


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Residents in a Clarksville neighborhood were evacuated due to a developing barricade situation Thursday morning that ended with the suspect dying from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Clarksville police reported officers attempted to serve a search warrant at a home on Cobalt Drive around 6 a.m.

Clarksville police initially reported during the process of calling the subject out of the home, someone produced a long gun and barricaded themselves within the home.

Investigators later clarified when the subject was called to exit the home, someone told officers the suspect was armed and inside and would not come out peacefully.

Dorris Acree (Source: Clarksville Police Department)

Clarksville police told News 2 officers were serving a narcotics search warrant for a person out on bond for homicide.

Police later confirmed to News 2 the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Dorris Acree of Clarksville, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. No officers were injured.

In 2019, a Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted Acree with the murder of a 32-year-old man who had been shot on Givens Lane, and the attempted murder of a 29-year-old man who was shot multiple times in Summit Heights.

The barricade situation is over and the public is allowed to return to their homes.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

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