Man facing charges after 3+ hour police standoff

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man is facing several charges after a more than 3-hour standoff at an apartment complex on Hobson Road, according to Fort Wayne police.

Police were called to Baldwin Creek Apartments, 2020 Hobson Road, around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday after several people heard gunshots and called 911.

FWPD Spokesman Officer Christ Felton said officers arrived and learned a man had fired shots at a woman and then retreated into her apartment.

The woman was able to get away and was not hurt, according to Felton.

Police surrounded the building almost immediately after arriving. The department’s Emergency Services and Crisis Response teams were called shortly before 1 a.m.

The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Darrion Bright.

Officers used sirens and a loudspeaker in an attempt to communicate with Bright. They repeatedly asked Bright to come out of the apartment with his hands up or dial 911. A flash bang was deployed at one point in an attempt to Bright’s attention and get him out of the apartment.

Police are trying to determine the relationship between the Bright and woman, according to Felton.

During the situation, several residents were not allowed into their homes. Several parked in nearby parking lots and waiting in their vehicles.

Around 3:25 a.m. Bright surrendered without incident. Police said he came out of the apartment after police deployed several canisters of tear gas into the apartment.

Police closed Hobson Road between East State Boulevard and Lake Avenue during the investigation.

Bright is initially charged with two counts of criminal recklessness, 2 counts of domestic battery, and possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon.

The incident is under investigation.

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