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Jackson Tennessee Police Department
Wednesday December 12th, 2018 :: 04:00 p.m. CST


Man Commits Suicide During Standoff with Officers

Man Commits Suicide During Standoff with Officers
On Dec. 11 around 7:30 a.m., the Jackson Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance at 140-A Lincoln Circle. During the call, a woman told Officers that her boyfriend, Aerion Brown, assaulted her and another woman with a gun, and took the girlfriend’s cell phone. Brown left the scene before Officers arrived. An Officer broadcasted a BOLO for Brown, and the case was referred to investigators. A Domestic Violence Investigator conducted a follow-up investigation, which resulted in Jackson City Court issuing arrest warrants for Brown for Two Counts of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Two Counts of Aggravated Assault and Theft of Property. The girlfriend also received an Order of Protection through Madison County General Sessions Court.
At approximately 11:26 p.m., police received a 911 call that the police were needed at 140-A Lincoln Circle. As Officers arrived they observed that a front window had been broken. Officers were met by a man who came to the door and said, “He’s got a gun. He’s ‘gonna’ shoot himself.” Officers observed the suspect through a window and began calling for him to come out. The suspect, identified as Aerion Brown, was not compliant.
For safety concerns, Officers evacuated the other people who were inside the apartment. Officers then tried to negotiate with Brown for him to surrender, but he refused. An Officer attempted to use less than lethal force by deploying his Taser. The deployment was unsuccessful, and Brown retreated to an area not in the Officers’ view. As Officers ran up the stairs, they heard a single gunshot. They observed Brown on the floor with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. They immediately called for an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived, he was unresponsive. An Assistant Medical Examiner came to the scene and pronounced him dead. The events in this release are corroborated by Officers’ body worn cameras.
Investigators further determined the gun used in Brown’s death was reported stolen in a residential burglary in Hardeman County.

Jackson Tennessee Police Department
234 Institute St
Jackson, TN 38301

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