The Murfreesboro Police Department says it has identified the man accused of shooting at officers Friday night following a car crash and foot pursuit.
The MPD identified the suspect as Larenzo D. Flowers, 26, of Murfreesboro. Flowers is charged with five counts of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of evading arrest.
Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, officers can in contact with a man who was involved in a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Pitts Lane and Northfield Boulevard, the MPD said.
During the investigation the man ran toward Chariot Drive and began shooting at officers, the MPD said. At least one of the officers shot back. No officer was hit.
The suspect barricaded himself in a home on Sloan Street for more than three hours, the MPD said. The Special Operations Unit conducted negotiations before using “tactics that forced the individual, who was hiding in the attic, to break through the ceiling of an adjacent apartment where he was taken into custody,” the MPD said.
Flowers remains behind bars at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $757,500 bond. He’s scheduled to appear in Rutherford County General Sessions Court Feb. 11.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is helping investigate the case.