20 officers surround Akron home during standoff to arrest intoxicated man, police say

One of two gunshots were heard, which sparked the police situation

20 officers surround Akron home during standoff to arrest intoxicated man, police say

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron Police shut down the 200 block of High Grove Boulevard on Tuesday night, after a man who was possibly armed refused to emerge from a residence.

The standoff ensued when shots were fired after two men were seen arguing near the residence.

Several people left the scene before police arrived, and after a brief negotiation, the suspect -- who was hiding in the basement -- gave himself up to police.

Joseph Garske was charged with discharging firearms and Weapons under disability.

Our cameras captured officers putting him in a patrol car.

Police also say they arrested the man Garske was fighting with, who ran off.

Officers say a third man was arrested at the scene on a warrant out for an unrelated case.

Police believe Garske was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

We’re still waiting to learn the name of the other two people arrested Tuesday night.

No one was injured, but neighbors say they’ve seen police at the home many times for other incidents before.

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