MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was arrested after a 2-month-old child was caught in the middle of a violent standoff in North Memphis.
Memphis police said the incident happened on June 10 in the 2100 block of Hubert Avenue.
According to a police affidavit, Zachary Coburn was seen driving a gold sedan on that street. Police said he accelerated at a high rate of speed and crashed into barricades at Hubert and Tunica Street.
At that point, a woman got out of the passenger side – holding her 2-month-old child in one arm and a gun in the other.
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Coburn was then standing in the doorway of a nearby home pointing a rifle at the woman, while she was pointing a gun at him, police said.
According to investigators, both people dropped their weapons and were taken into custody without incident.
Police said Coburn admitted to pointing the rifle at the woman.
Coburn was arrested and is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault, child abuse and child neglect or endangerment, and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
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