Stand-Off Ends Peacefully After Mother Pleads With Son to Surrender
ALACHUA COUNTY - One Gainesville mother said she cried and pleaded with her son for nearly an hour to turn himself in, as Alachua County Sheriff's Deputies had his home surrounded.
The man was one of three occupants that police suspected was responsible for morning gunfire in the Tower Oaks neigborhood.
Deputies say they began receiving calls around 3 a.m. from residents about shots being fired outside.
Shell casings were found throughout the southwest Gainesville neighborhood.
One resident's vehicle was struck by a bullet and his tires were blown out.
A fence post also had a been hit by bullets.
Deputies said they had strong reasons to believe that the three occupants inside the home were connected.
The mother of one of the occupants said she received a call around 4 a.m. telling her that her son was involved in the standoff.
She told TV 20 that she immediately drove to the neighborhood and pleaded with her son to leave. She said she feared for her son's saftey.
"I cried to him, and I asked him, 'please, just come out the door,'" she said. "And then he said, 'okay, I will come.'"
The three occupants surrendered peacefully at 7:30 a.m.
They are currently being detained by deputies. No arrests have been made.
So far, no firearms were recovered.
Deputies say they are waiting for a search warrant to search the home.
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