Press release from East Ridge Police Department:
On November 12, East Ridge Police received a call from Tennessee Probation and Parole concerning a party at 525 S. St. Marks Ave. threatening his girlfriend.
She had sent an email stating that her boyfriend, Dwight Keith Land, had threatened to shoot her and/or himself. When police arrived on the scene, the girlfriend was outside and told police Land was inside and armed with a derringer.
Several attempts were made to contact Land by phone, with no response. ERPD SWAT officers entered the house and located Land in a back room closet. He had the gun in his hand, pointing into his mouth. Officers deployed a less lethal munition, striking Land in the body. When this occurred, Land dropped his hand from his mouth and was disarmed by a SWAT officer.
Land was then taken into custody without further incident. He is charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault and Parole Violation.”