Huntsville police peacefully end hours-long standoff with man wanted in connection with shooting

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville Police have peacefully ended an hours-long standoff in west Huntsville. The incident started around 8:30 Monday night when officers were called to a home on Blocker Street off Old Madison Pike.

Officers arrived to find a woman outside her home with a gunshot wound to her leg. She was taken to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.

The man, who was suspected in the shooting, was inside the home. Police ended up in a standoff with the man.

Officers ultimately evacuated the neighborhood and blocked off roads surrounding the home. Utility crews also cut power to the neighborhood. The SWAT Team responded around midnight.

Police say the man gave himself up peacefully after roughly five hours. The situation ended around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes and power was restored after the standoff ended.

Police are calling this a domestic incident. The man was taken to the hospital to be checked out before police officially filed charges against him.