Man Charged After Barricading Himself Inside Home

Posted at 12:50 PM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 18:54:35-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man has been taken into police custody after barricading himself inside a north Nashville home, Wednesday morning. 

Metro police were called to a residence near Whites Creek Pike and Trinity Lane around 6:30 a.m. due to reports that a man had barricaded himself inside a home. 

At least 20 squad cars and dozens of officers responded to the scene on Ilolo Street.

After several hours, the SWAT team entered the home and took 33-year-old Ladell Walker into custody without incident. Walker, who police said was extremely intoxicated, was taken to an area hospital. 

He has since been released and was charged with aggravated domestic assault.

Police said the incident appears to be the result of a domestic dispute between Walker and his 57-year-old mother. She called 911 just after 4 a.m. after he allegedly threatened to kill her with a gun. 

When officers arrived on the scene, his mother ran out of the house but Walker shouted that he wasn't coming out and locked the door. After five hours, he was taken into custody. 

A 40 caliber handgun was reportedly found inside his bedroom. 

In an effort to get him out, police set off explosive devices. At least one explosion can be heard. No shots were fired during the situation. 

According to police, Walker was charged with domestic assault last September for allegedly breaking a vase during an argument with his mother. Fragments of the shattered vase reportedly caused injury to her hand and face.

Investigators said that charge was retired.