Police have identified the man they said took place in a five-hour SWAT standoff Friday night in a DeKalb neighborhood, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Blake Howell, 21, allegedly barricaded himself in a home in the 600 block of Valley Brook Road, police told Channel. After about five hours, he allegedly shot himself in the chest and is now in stable condition at an area hospital.
21 year old Blake Howell barricaded himself into a home on Valley Brook in Dekalb County Friday -- SWAT team called out.— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) August 18, 2018
He turned the gun on himself -- currently in hospital in stable condition.
I just learned the charges he now faces -- I'll have a live report at Noon. pic.twitter.com/ekB7OQl9nR
Police told the news station he faces charges of terroristic threats, battery and criminal damage to property. He’s accused of having “multiple weapons” inside the home during the standoff.
#BREAKING -- @DeKalbCountyPD tell me the man who barricaded himself in the home on Valley Brook last night is facing charges of terroristic threats, battery, and criminal damage to property.— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) August 18, 2018
He is listed in stable condition after shooting himself in the chest.
DeKalb police spokeswoman Sheira Campbell told Channel 2 Howell got into an “altercation” with his roommate, which may of prompted the incident.
“I do know that the roommate was stating that the individual was having some issues, but I can’t really get into what that might be,” Campbell said.
Channel 2 reported that Howell had outstanding warrants from Cherokee County for probation violation and obstruction.