Man surrenders after standoff at east Nashville apartment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man barricaded himself in an east Nashville apartment early Tuesday morning with five other people, including young three children.

According to an affidavit, a witness saw a woman being struck in the face, placed in a choke-hold and thrown onto a couch, at the Riverchase Apartments around 1 a.m. and called 911.

Officers arrived at the apartment to investigate and when they knocked on the apartment door, they reportedly heard the click of a lock.

Inside the apartment was the suspect identified Antonio Crooks, his girlfriend, a second man and three young children. It wasn’t immediately known if the others were held against their will.

The first Special Weapons and Tactics team arrived just after 4 a.m. to negotiate with the suspect. A second team arrived around 5 a.m.

Negotiators spoke with the woman through the door, but she refused to leave the apartment.

Officers told News 2 Crooks has a violent past and had at least one active warrant for failure to appear in court. He also has previous weapon charges.

Crooks eventually surrendered at 5:30 a.m. and the others in the apartment also came out.

He is charged with domestic assault.

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