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5-hour standoff ends with 2 dead, 1 injured

Police closed off parts of the Knox Creek Subdivision. Police closed off parts of the Knox Creek Subdivision.
Police told neighbors in the subdivision to stay indoors. Police told neighbors in the subdivision to stay indoors.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A standoff lasting more than five hours ended with two people dead and one injured.

It started with a domestic dispute at a home in the Knox Creek subdivision, off Balch Road in Huntsville.  

Huntsville Police were called to the house at 221 Mountain Creek drive around 7:40 a.m. Saturday.

They made contact with Brandon Titsworth, who barricaded himself; his live-in girlfriend, Briana Perkey; Ashley Spangler and two children inside the home. Titsworth threatened to shoot if police came any closer.

Authorities evacuated homes in the neighborhood and diverted traffic from the area during the standoff.

After hours of attempted communication by negotiators, SWAT members entered the home just before 12:30 p.m.

Authorities found two bodies inside the home, including that of the suspect.

Police identified the female victim as Ashley Spangler. Investigators said they believe Titsworth shot and killed Spangler and then shot Perkey before committing suicide.

Perkey was rushed to Huntsville Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

Officers also found two young children unharmed in the home.

According to investigators, there have been a few domestic related calls to the couple's home in the past. It's unclear if Perkey and Titsworth lived in the home at the time of those calls.

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