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Woman in custody after 11-hour standoff with deputies

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CORDOVA, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Shelby County Sheriff deputies took a woman into custody Monday morning after an 11-hour standoff she had with deputies in the eastern part of the county near Cordova, spokesman Chip Washington said.

The woman, later identified as Jennifer Brooke Davis, who barricaded herself inside a Headley Street home, went outside to her backyard shortly after 8:30 a.m.

SWAT and hostage negotiators noticed she was unarmed and proceeded to toss flash bangs in her direction to distract the woman. She was then taken into custody peacefully.

"Any situation like this you want to make sure the end comes peacefully," Washington said. "Right now I am thankful neither law enforcement or the individual in question was harmed in any way and this came to a peaceful resolution."

Hostage negotiators and a SWAT team were called to Headley Street at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday evening after deputies went to check on the welfare of a Memphis police officer's wife.

Deputies said Davis, who was armed with a handgun, fired off one shot at he deputies from inside the home when they tried to check on her welfare.

Deputies fired back one time Washington said but no one was hurt.

SWAT and hostage negotiators talked to Davis several times throughout the night in trying to get her to surrender.

Davis was taken to the Memphis Mental Health Institute for evaluation. On Tuesday, the sheriff's office charged Davis with six counts of Aggravated Assault. She could face additional charges, Washington said.


FOX13 News Good Morning Memphis reporter Scott Madaus contributed to this report.

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