Stand Off Ends Peacefully
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WHERE: 3808 Arlington Avenue, Tampa
WHEN: 11/3/11, 3:30
SUSPECT: Willie Conner, 12/11/1984, 3808 Arlington Avenue, Tampa
CHARGES: Trafficking in Cocaine, Additional charges pending
DETAILS: Officers set up a drug buy with the suspect at 10:45 a.m. When the officers arrived on foot to the location, the suspect who was driving a 2000 Buick tried to run over the officers with his vehicle. He crashed into a fence, but still managed to flee in the vehicle. The officers ran back to their vehicle, but the suspect had already left the area. Approximately six blocks away, the suspect hit a citizen's vehicle at 19th Street North and Giddens Avenue. The citizens witnessed the suspect getting out of the driver's seat and taking a child out of the back seat and fleeing on foot. The passenger in the suspect's vehicle then drove off in the car.
Officers were conducting surveillance on the suspect's house when they saw him jump out of an unknown vehicle with the 2-year-old child and ran into his house on Arlington Avenue. Officers tried to make contact with the suspect, but he was not responsive. The Tactical Response Team and Hostage Negotiators responded to the scene. The Hostage Negotiators convinced him to come out of the house peacefully after approximately a 1.5 hour stand off. He exited the house with the child at 3:30 p.m. There were no injuries. Detectives are interviewing the suspect and additional charges are pending.