PD: Reading man arrested after firing shots into parked car, hourslong SWAT standoff

READING, Ohio — An hourslong standoff with a SWAT team and ensuing pursuit ended without injury as an impaired Reading man was arrested Wednesday night.

Tylor Lovins, 24, of the 200 block of Ohio Circle fired two rounds from his bedroom window into a car parked in the apartment complex’s parking lot around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, court documents reveal.

Once police arrived, they could hear Lovins repeatedly “racking” the chamber  of a firearm. He refused to come to the door, Reading Police Chief Scott Snow said. They evacuated the apartment complex as a SWAT team was called in.

Police say they heard several gunshots and that Lovins made threatening comments to officers during the course of the next hour. After several hours of negotiation with the SWAT team, police say Lovins leapt from a rear window and was apprehended after a short pursuit.

Lovins has been charged with inducing panic, using weapons while intoxicated, improperly discharging a firearm into a habilitation, criminal damaging, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. 

Lovins is being housed at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

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