Man kills self after standoff with officers in Davidson County

Davidson County Sheriff’s Office say a man has been killed after hours of deadlock with officials in Davidson County on Tuesday.

Official responded at about 1:35 p.m., to a home in the 9000-block of Linwood-Southmont Road, southeast of Lexington, on a welfare check. Arriving officers meet a man who threatened them and barricaded himself inside the home.

The sheriff’s office said during the standoff, the man fired several rounds at deputies on the scene.

After multiple hours of attempted negotiation ended and responses from the man stopped, deputies went into the home.

Inside the home, deputies found the man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to the sheriff’s office, this was an isolated incident and there are no known dangers or threats to the community.

The details of the deceased man is not immediately released.