Sep 22, 2012 8:17 PM by Van Nguyen

Man arrested after tense standoff in Midtown

TUCSON - A 32-year-old man is in jail after police say he shot another man in a car, then barricaded himself inside an apartment for more than five hours.

Henry Congress is charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 1 count of Aggravated Assault - Temporary but Substantial Disfigurement, and 1 count of Prohibited Possessor, all felony offenses.

Police say he shot a car driving by the 300 block of West Delano street Saturday morning.

A passenger in that car has non life-threatening injuries.

Police spoke to several witnesses in the area.

The witnesses were able to provide detailed information about the suspect, including his description. They indicated that he was associated to an apartment in the 300 block of West Delano.

When police responded to the apartment, they saw someone matching Congress' description.

Officers gave him repeated verbal commands in an attempt to detain him, but he did not comply with their orders. Instead, he went back inside the apartment and refused to come out.
Officers initiated communication efforts in an attempt to get him to exit the apartment peacefully.

Police believed he was armed and that there were people inside that apartment.

Swat and Hostage Negotiation Units responded to the scene.

After several hours, he left the apartment without incident.

There were two women and two children (an 11 year old girl and a 5 year old boy) inside the apartment. They're family members of Congress. No one inside was hurt.


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