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UPDATE: Waco police involved in hours-long standoff, man in custody identified

WACO - Police were involved in a standoff for nearly 8 hours in a North Waco neighborhood Thursday morning.

Officers responded to a domestic dispute call in the 1100 block of North 6th St., just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police say that as officers arrived on scene, the male suspect involved in the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend fled. Officers used a stun gun on the man, but he broke free and fled again. While on foot, the man shot at police. Police did return fire, but no one was hurt.

Police say the suspect then ran into a relative's home where he barricaded himself inside.

SWAT and negotiators were used to try and get the suspect out. The standoff eventually ended when the suspect, identified as Ronald Wayne Kennedy Jr., 23, was taken into custody just after 7 a.m. Thursday.

Kennedy faces charges of attempted capital murder, burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault, evading arrest with prior convictions, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon for the standoff.

He was also charged with Waco outstanding warrants for evading in a vehicle, assault family violence, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and a McLennan County warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
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