Two arrested after man barricaded himself inside gun shop

BELMONT, N.C. -- Two suspects have been arrested after one barricaded himself inside the Mount Holly Gun and Pawn Shop.

The suspect held police at bay for hours Monday morning and then surrendered himself to police after his family was called in. SWAT, state and local police surrounded the store Monday morning when one suspect refused to exit.

Police brought in the suspect's family, including his brother, who convinced the suspect to surrender. Police identified the barricaded suspect as 23-year-old Trey Alonzo Davis. 

The second suspect, who was arrested carrying trays of jewelry and a long gun has been identified as 23-year-old Jaah'kii Quran Harris. 

Following the incident, police recovered at least two weapons, including a gun and rifle outside the business. One weapon was loaded.

"We've given the guy several opportunities to come out and he's not coming out," an on-scene police officer told NBC Charlotte.

The incident prompted SWAT and a bomb squad to be called in around 8:40 a.m. Monday. Media and bystanders were relocated away from the scene as the SWAT units assembled.

Outbound traffic on Highway 273 was also closed off during the incident. 

The Mount Holly Gun and Pawn shop was burglarized previously in July 2015 when police responded to the shop's alarm and found two men inside the store.

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