Man fires shots in Athens neighborhood, takes his own life
A man fired shots in a neighborhood and then took his own life in Athens.
The Athens Police Department said officers were called to a disturbance in the area of Church and Tell Streets.
The man, identified as David Long, had tried to break into the home of a woman he knew. She then fled to another home, and he followed and fired into that home, a press release explained.
When officers arrived on scene, Long took his own life.
Officers found several handguns in Long's possession during their investigation.
"While we have a general idea of what happened this morning, the Police Department is obviously still in the process of conducting a full and thorough investigation regarding the details of this situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the neighbors, family members, and others affected by this traumatic incident," Chief Couch, with the Athens Police Department, said.
The incident remains under investigation.
If you have any information that can help detectives, please call 423-744-2730.