Police: Suspect in homicide commits suicide during SWAT standoff

Police: Suspect in homicide commits suicide during SWAT standoff

July 28th, 2019 by Mark Pace and Rosana Hughes in Breaking News

Staff photo by Tim Barber / Several vehicles crowd the front of a dwelling at 1411 East 28th St., where a woman died from a Sunday morning shooting, according to Chattanooga police.

Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press.

UPDATE at 5:45 p.m.: A man believed to have killed a woman and shot a second victim Sunday morning apparently committed suicide during a SWAT standoff later in the day, according to a release from Chattanooga Police Department spokesman Trevor Tomas.

Paul Kulikowski, 58, was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a short standoff with the Chattanooga Police Department SWAT Team, according to the release. The SWAT team responded to an address in the 4300 block of Kemp Drive after Hamilton County dispatchers were notified a man had confessed to the shootings and was threatening to kill himself.

Earlier in the morning, police had responded to a shooting scene in the 1400 block of East 28th Street where two people had been shot. 

A woman, 34-year-old Audrey Albritton, was pronounced dead at the scene. A man was transported to a local hospital His condition has not been released. 

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding the incident to call the homicide tip line at 423-643-5100. Callers can choose to remain anonymous.


Update at 2:30 p.m.: Chattanooga police say a woman has died as a result of Sunday morning's shooting. 

A man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound. His condition is not known at this time.


Original story at 8:52 a.m.: A shooting in the 1400 block of East 28th Street has left two people injured early Sunday morning, Chattanooga police say. 

Their conditions are not known at this time, but emergency personnel are said to have taken victims to a local hospital.

The 911 call came in at around 3:22 a.m.

This is a developing story.