Drug-related robbery standoff ends

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 8:41pm
Staff reports

A four-hour standoff ended safely Tuesday afternoon when the final three captors surrendered, Metro Police said.

The standoff began just before noon at a Briarwick Drive home when four men allegedly attempted a drug-related robbery of the resident and her 21-year-old son, police said.

North Precinct officers arrested Shannon Wilson, 28, outside the residence at 12:15 p.m. The 46-year-old resident and her son escaped unharmed at the same time.

The remaining three suspects, convicted felons Eric Owens, 22, and Donzell McKissack, 19, and Kejuan Shaw, 20, refused repeated commands to exit the house, police said.

SWAT officers surrounded the residence. The three surrendered at 4 p.m.

All four men are charged with two counts of aggravated robbery each, police said.

Police say Owens has a prior felony conviction for cocaine possession. McKissack's arrest history reflects convictions for felony evading and unlawful weapon possession. Shaw has been convicted of evading arrest, drug possession, and unlawful weapon possession.

At the time of his arrest, Wilson was free on $29,000 bond after he was arrested during a traffic stop last month for being a felon in possession of a weapon and marijuana possession.

Photos of the suspects are being withheld pending lineups in similar cases, police said.