SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Police say a suspected Baltimore gang leader has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff with law enforcement in an Atlanta suburb.
The U.S. Marshals Service says officers were shot at while trying to arrest Gary Creek at a Sandy Springs apartment complex Tuesday afternoon.
The 39-year-old Creek was tied to multiple murders in the Baltimore area and wanted on federal charges including racketeering.
Authorities say he founded and led the Triple-C gang. Police entered the home about three hours after they were shot at and found Creek dead.
The three hostages he held inside the home were released safely.
Suspected Baltimore gang founder Gary Creek dies in standoff w @SandySprings_PD. Authorities say the 39 yr old killed himself after releasing 3 hostages. Creek accused of 18 murders & 27 attempted murders.@GoodDayAtlanta @FOX5Atlantahttps://t.co/qOXSsO097R pic.twitter.com/VrDNOHInTq
— Marc Teichner (@mteichnerfox5) June 9, 2021