Md. Man Shot, Killed in Barricade Standoff

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. — A man is dead after a barricade standoff in Havre de Grace that ended when a deputy fired at the suspect.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office says officers were called to an apartment on Erie Street on Saturday afternoon for the report of a fight in progress. Police say 34-year-old Austin Francis Jones of Havre de Grace was holding someone against that person’s will.

Investigators say Jones barricaded himself in a room. A negotiation team was able to negotiate the hostage’s release.

But as deputies were negotiating with Jones, investigators say deputies saw him make a gesture with a black object toward the officers. An officer shot Jones, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say a woman living at the apartment had a protective order against Jones.

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