Homicide suspect barricaded in East Germantown house

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A suspect in a homicide fired shots at police Tuesday evening and barricaded himself in a house in the city’s East Germantown section, police said.



The barricade was declared around 6:30 p.m. when the man entered a house through a rooftop skylight in the 1300 block of East Haines Street next to Martin Luther King High School.

A few minutes later officers reported that the man was firing shots at them from the house. Police reported more gunfire at 6:40 p.m.





Residents on nearby blocks were instructed to stay away from windows and the sides of their property closest to the house.



















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