A Winder man fatally shot himself following a lengthy standoff with Barrow County law enforcement and SWAT officials earlier this week.
According to a report from the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office, Jesse Plunkett, 22, was dead when law enforcement entered a home at 4 a.m. Tuesday on Rosebud Lane. A woman who was inside the residence had initially called 911 for help.
Plunkett refused to surrender to deputies on the scene and the incident was then treated as a barricaded gunman. SWAT personnel were dispatched to the scene and a standoff ensued for more than 11 hours. An arrest warrant was obtained for Plunkett in an attempt to obtain the weapon from him.
Tear gas was then deployed into the home as SWAT members hoped to get Plunkett to exit the home, but he refused to do, a report from the BCSO said. Once SWAT personnel entered the home, Plunkett was reportedly dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Other than the tear gas, no rounds were fired by law enforcement officials.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been asked to assist with the investigation.