Crime and Safety

Georgetown man barricaded himself inside a home Saturday morning, arrested after hours-long standoff with South Carolina authorities

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – After reportedly barricading himself inside a home in the early hours of Saturday morning in Georgetown, police announce that the guy has been taken into custody.

Christopher Elliot McLeod, age 24, was charged with aggravated breach of peace as well as shooting a handgun into a residence after he allegedly committed these acts.

According to Deputy Chief Nelson Brown of the Georgetown Police Department, at approximately 4:15 in the morning, officers responded to a complaint on Shade Street reporting shots fired.

Officers claim they met with the victim upon arrival, and the victim told them that McLeod had returned home drunk, gotten an assault rifle, and begun firing the weapon both inside and outside the residence. This is according to the police.

Brown said that after that, McLeod locked himself in a bedroom and closed the door.

Officers made repeated attempts to get in touch with McLeod, but were unable to do so successfully.

During the time that they were waiting for the assistance of the SWAT team from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, officers set up a perimeter and either evacuated surrounding homes or instructed people to shelter in place.

Brown reported that SWAT personnel were able to enter the residence without causing any disturbances and take McLeod into custody just before 9 a.m.

McLeod was sent to the detention facility serving Georgetown County.

According to the police, there were no injuries sustained during the incident.

This is a narrative that is still unfolding. Make sure to check back for any updates.

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