A standoff that lasted 12 hours in Clarksville, Tennessee came to a violent conclusion in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, resulting in the death of two suspects, Brandon Green, 31, and Leonard Green, 33, with injuries inflicted upon four police officers and a hostage.
The incident began on Tuesday, August 15, when Clarksville police officers approached an apartment to serve arrest warrants on the Green brothers for aggravated burglary charges. The brothers responded by barricading themselves in the apartment with a hostage, instigating hours of negotiations.
Despite efforts to peacefully resolve the situation, officers made the decision to intervene, leading to gunfire. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed the deaths of the Green brothers due to the gunfire exchange.
The four injured officers did not suffer life-threatening wounds. The unnamed hostage remains under medical care.
A thorough review of the incident is being undertaken by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.