Glenn Pettway, who was wanted by police for fatally shooting his girlfriend last Saturday, committed himself after a dramatic confrontation with Tennessee cops in which he pointed a gun at a newborn, according to authorities.
Pettway was surrounded by scores of officers from the Jackson, Tenn., SWAT team, bomb squad, and investigations unit as they sought to persuade him to surrender Wednesday evening, according to Jackson Police Chief Thom Corley.
He said Pettway consented to hand over the youngster after many hours of negotiations. Pettway then ran into the house and fatally shot himself, according to Corley.
The shooting put an end to a manhunt for Pettway, who was accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend, Marisol Dumeng, 30, in her Knoll Place home while he was on a $1 million bond for a 2018 murder.
Pettway was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Dumeng, a mother of four children, by a Superior Court judge on Tuesday.
Pettway was out on bond at the time for a murder as well as a $75,000 bond for two instances in January in which police said Pettway sent Dumeng texts threatening to kill her.
Following that, a judge imposed a protective order prohibiting Pettway from approaching Dumeng.
U.S. Marshals, a Tennessee fugitive task team, and Jackson police converged on a residence in Bridgeport on Wednesday, following on a tip from Bridgeport police that Pettway was hiding out in the western Tennessee city.
Corley said Pettway was living with a young woman and her child.
Pettway, according to Corley, barricaded himself in the house. He claimed the young mother fled, leaving her child with Pettway at the residence.
Glenn Pettway Cause of Death
Glenn Pettway shot and killed himself after a confrontation with Tennessee cops in which he pointed a gun at a newborn