BELMONT, NC (WBTV)- Belmont Police released dramatic 911 tapes Wednesday from a CVS standoff that took place on Friday.
Investigators said Edward Russ held three people hostage for several hours. He was allegedly trying to get pills from the CVS pharmacy.
During the standoff, 12 shots were fired by officers. According to the Chief of Police, Russ fired two shots. Nobody was injured during the incident.
"I would like to say I can't excuse the behavior and I don't have an answer for it and I'm sorry it happened to them," said Howard Russ, the suspect's father.
WBTV listened to a portion of a 911 call that contained a conversation between Russ and the 911 Dispatcher.
"Keep the damn police out of here or he [the clerk] is dead," Russ told a Dispatcher. "I'm just having a bad night. I'm not going hurt this man as long as you all stay out."
Negotiators were eventually able to peacefully end the standoff. TYh