A suspected gunman is in custody Saturday morning after police spent nearly seven hours Friday morning surrounding a Jackson St. home.
The ordeal forced a "shelter-in-place" to be ordered in the surrounding neighborhood and nearby schools. It was lifted when the suspect was apprehended at approximately 11 a.m.
According to Police Chief Kyle Heagney, K9s were used in the arrest and the suspect "did not submit willingly."
The man, who was arrested on multiple charges, was identified as Richard T. Galiotte, 19, of 7-9 Jackson St., third floor, according to the Attleboro Sun Chronicle. He allegedly shot a man in his early 20's, who is currently recovering at Rhode Island Hospital. Police have not yet released a motive.
The suspect is expected in court next week.
Heagney said the incident began at approximately 3:39 a.m. Friday when police received 911 calls regarding shots fired. Emergency officials responded to the area of Jackson and 4th St.
The suspected shooter barricaded himself on the third floor of a three-family home until he was finally arrested at approximately 11 a.m. The surrounding neighborhood and area Attleboro schools were in advised to maintain a "shelter-in-place" while Attleboro Police and the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council surrounded the suspect.
Heagney said the suspect barricaded himself with a woman and small child, but did not give details on the relationship they had with the suspect. They were allowed to leave during negotiations.
Heagney praised the help he got from other police departments.
"They came down. They responded. They did a marvelous job," he said.
He also praised the cooperation of Attleboro residents during a time of heavy police presence.
Attleboro High School Principal Bill Runey said with the lifting of the shelter-in-place, school will return to normal.
"The police have the suspect in custody," he tweeted. "All schools are to return to normal business."