Suspect in two-day standoff shoots self

May 26, 2009 10:01:52 AM PDT
Medical officials transported a standoff suspect to Nash General Hospital by ambulance Tuesday morning. They say he shot himself with a pistol but do not know when he did it. His condition is unknown.

The incident began Monday when officers surrounded a home on Dana Lane in Rocky Mount shortly after 1 p.m.

Authorities told Eyewitness News they tried to serve multiple warrants on 22-year-old Thomas Rose when Rose allegedly fired shots at officers. Rose then barricaded himself inside the home, which belongs to one of his friends.

According to Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins, both of Rose's parents were on the scene at various times over the two days. Jenkins said no officers fired shots during the course of the standoff.

At least 60 officers from surrounding agencies and SWAT were involved in the two-day standoff.

Police say Rose has a criminal record that dates back to 2004 and he has been in and out of jail since 2005. He still faces multiple charges related to the standoff.


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