A call to York County, South Carolina's police department about a person trespassing lead to a four and a half hour standoff and another gruesome discovery. According to reports an unidentified man was seen on private property and a call was placed to the authorities. When the police arrived they found the man on the property but, he refused to leave and wouldn't comply with any of their orders.
Here's the timeline from the York County Sheriff's Department:
At 8:02 A.M. on November 7, 2020, York County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call about a person trespassing at a house on Tom Barber Road. The person later identified as Prince Demario Barber, returned to his home at 3777 Marshal Road. When Deputies arrived at the home on Marshal Rd. Barber fired shots at deputies. One deputy returned fire. No civilians, deputies or Barber were shot in the exchange of gun fire. One deputy was injured, not seriously and was able to continue his duties until relieved. He is recovering at this time. Then the four and a half hour standoff began.
At 12:37 P.M. YCSO negotiators were able to convince Barber to surrender. When deputies secured the house Barber was held up in, a body of an unidentified deceased person was found in the backyard. The death investigation will be conducted by York County Sheriff’s Detectives. The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating the shooting.
Barber has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of murder and was denied bond. Detectives have released no further information about the incident.
"We are thankful that this incident was resolved peacefully and without great harm to our officers or the suspect," said Sheriff Kevin Tolson. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family and our officers."
The deceased hasn't been identified publicly.
We don't know what's going on in this country but things are out of control!