Standoff Ends In Suicide Saturday morning In Springfield
Police responded to a disturbance on Westgate Dr. in Springfield Saturday morning and shortly after they arrived shots were fired. Ultimately the suspect committed suicide. As we understand it no one else including officers were injured in the standoff according to police.
Around 3:00 AM 12/15/2012, police officials initiated negotiations with Hudson by telephone that lasted for more than 6 hours. Hudson repeatedly made threats of suicide. Approximately 9:37 AM, after Hudson terminated communications with the police after stating his intent to commit suicide, tear gas was deployed into the apartment. Mr. Hudson was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No police officers fired any shots during this incident.
Possible motive: According to sources including Police Chief Thompson Mr. Hudson may have been distraught over the loss of the relationship with Ms. Jones along with other personal tragedies in his life causing him to feel his situation had become hopeless.
The investigation is continuing under the direction of the Springfield Police Department Detective Division.
Smokey Barn News would like to convey our condolences to family & friends touched by this tragedy.
Jim Ball reporting