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North Memphis Barricade Suspect Surrenders To Police

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    Friday, October 4 2013 3:43 PM EDT2013-10-04 19:43:45 GMT
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NORTH MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) - Drug suspects opened fire on Shelby County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives and Memphis Police officers Monday morning as they were serving a search warrant in a North Memphis neighborhood.

As the detectives moved in on the 800 block of Maple Street near Jackson Avenue, someone inside the house opened fire.

No one was injured in the shootout but one of the suspects barricaded himself in a home setting up a standoff with a SWAT team.

"Officers returned fire. No one was hit," said sheriff spokesman Chip Washington.

Some of the suspects took off running. Deputies were able to catch four people and took them into custody. The fifth suspect barricaded himself inside the home.

The sheriff's office SWAT team was called in and the heavily armed officers surrounded the house. Washington identified the suspect as 24-year-old Rodnick Winston.

His mother, sisters and friends gathered across the street and pleaded with police to let them help talk him out. Eventually a friend got Winston on the phone and handed it off to the deputies.

"In a collaborative effort we were able to secure this scene safely with no harm of life," Washington said.

No more shots were fired and officers were able to convince Winston to surrender. The SWAT team didn't have to move in.

"The best part of this for me was being able to look at the family and say he surrendered peacefully," Washington said. "We have him in custody. He's safe."

Winston was charged with two counts of Attempted Murder and Theft of Property over $1,000. There is no word on what charges the four others could be facing.

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