Standoff on Wakefield Ends with Suspect in ORPD Custody
On Monday, June 23, 2014 at approximately 7:40 P.M., Oak Ridge Police (ORPD) officers were dispatched to a disturbance between multiple subjects in the parking lot of an apartment building at 105 Wakefield Rd., during which a male suspect allegedly discharged one round from a pistol. Prior to the arrival of officers, witnesses reported the suspect entered apartment #E and was in possession of a second firearm. Officers arrived on scene and established a perimeter around the apartment building. An ORPD Crisis Intervention Team-trained negotiator then established contact with the suspect, as ORPD tactical personnel responded to the scene. At approximately 8:40 P.M., the suspect, identified as Abacuc Vazquez, 52 YOA, of 105 Wakefield Rd., Apartment #E surrendered to officers and was taken into custody without incident. Two semiautomatic pistols were seized at the scene, and a second subject, Megan Loy, 28 YOA, of 105 Wakefield Rd., Apartment #E was subsequently arrested. Both subjects were transported to the Anderson County Detention Center, where Mr. Vazquez was charges with six counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless endangerment and Ms. Loy was charged with tampering with evidence. The investigation remains ongoing; no further information will be released at this time.