ONTARIO – A man died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, ending a SWAT team standoff on Sunday night.
He was discovered by SWAT team robot, which ended a six-hour standoff.
Ontario police evacuated neighbors from nearby residences when a 30-year-old unidentified man, reportedly using methamphetamine, fired a single gunshot. Thirty seconds later, said an Ontario Police spokesman, another gunshot went off inside the home.
A woman and child were inside the home at the 2900 block of East Dunlin Way, which is about two blocks from the Ontario Police Department.
Officers saw the man in a window, then heard a gunshot from inside the home. Sgt. Jeff Higbee, the police spokesman, said another gunshot followed.
The ordeal began shortly after 3 p.m. Higbee said police received a call from the home which ended with a hang-up. When officers responded, speaking with a woman and child at the front door, they were evacuated.
Unable to negotiate a peaceful surrender through family members, police were unable to communicate with the suspect by phone or loudspeaker. By 8:35 p.m., a SWAT team member launched a tear gas capsule into the home. One hour later, the SWAT robot entered the residence. It was determined the suspect had died by a self-inflicted gunshot. A shotgun was found nearby.
The crime scene included two incident command trucks, armored vehicles along with marked and unmarked police cars.
During the ordeal, officers evacuated neighbors from their homes by pulling them out of windows in order to keep them out of firing range from the barricaded home.
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