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Paoli Man Charged With Attempted Murder, Fires Shots At Family

Last updated on Friday, December 6, 2013

(PAOLI) - A Paoli man was arrested after he got into an argument with his family and then held police at bay for more than six hours.

54-year-old David Coleman was charged with attempted murder and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. He is being held in the Orange County Jail.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call reporting a domestic fight and shots fired at a home at 2657 West County Road 525 South.

Indiana State Police Trooper Michael Allen arrived on the scene to find the Coleman had fired multiple gunshots at family members driving them from the home.

Coleman then barricaded himself in the house and refused to cooperate with officers.

During the standoff, the ISP Emergency Response and Hostage Crisis Negotiation Team arrived and attempted to talk to Coleman.

At approximately 3:35 a.m. officers obtained search and arrest warrants. At 5:10 a.m the negotiators and ERT members convinced Coleman to step outside the home. He did and was arrested.

Assisting agencies include the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Paoli Police Department and the French Lick Police Department.

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