A police standoff involving Gary Lee Tierney Sr. began around 7:32 p.m. when officers were dispatched about a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Tierney, who had barricaded himself in the home while being armed with a handgun. Tierney refused to obey commands and reportedly fired multiple shots from a handgun during the standoff, and at one point fired toward the officers who shot and killed him.
Victim's Name: Gary Lee Tierney Sr.
Agency Responsible: Fayetteville Police Department
Race: Unknown race
Date of Death: March 4, 2020
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: No
Armed: Allegedly Armed
Threat Level: attack
Fleeing: Not fleeing
Body Camera: No
Washington Post Database ID: 5612