A LaFayette woman who shot a man and then held police at bay in a six-hour standoff at her residence Wednesday night is now in custody.

Authorities were patient with the suspect and tried numerous times to get her to leave the residence. Several canisters of tear gas were used to try to force her from the residence, but it took Walker County Special Operations entering the residence to take her into custody.

Neighbors who stood outside of their homes as the standoff took place said the area isn't used to these kinds of incidents and the woman is a relatively a quiet person.

According to a press release from Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson:

A six-hour standoff ended peacefully this morning at 1:57 a.m. when a 56 year-old LaFayette woman was taken into custody for shooting her 49-year-old male friend around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The shooting happened at the home of Roxanne P. Hurley, 336 Cordell Ave.

Hurley shot Troy L. Hawkins once in the leg with a handgun. Responding deputies were able to remove the injured Hawkins from the residence and he was transported to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence and a felony arrest warrant for Hurley, charging her with aggravated assault. She was arrested about six hours after the shooting by the Walker County Special Operations Group. Hurley had secured herself in the residence and refused to surrender to law enforcement.

Josh O'Bryant is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He can be reached at the Walker County Messenger office at 706-638-1859 and by email at jobryant@npco.com.

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