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Standoff ends after deputies discover armed suspect killed himself

December 2, 2011 |  8:40 pm

A daylong standoff between Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and an armed man who barricaded himself in his Norwalk home ended Friday when deputies discovered that the suspect had killed himself, a spokeswoman said.

Lt. Mary Leef said that at 4:30 p.m. deputies entered the house in the 15900 block of Algeciras Drive,  where the man had been holed up since early morning. They found him in the garage, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators did not identify the man and say they do not yet have a motive for his actions. His female roommate told authorities he had a history of suicide attempts.

“We are still investigating why he did what he did,” Leef said.

Deputies had attempted to talk the man out of the house, then used tear gas, but to no avail, Leaf said. The man fired several rounds out of the house, the last time about 12:50 p.m., she added. A gun was recovered at the scene.

As a precaution, about 400 students were bused out of nearby Los Coyote Middle School to La Mirada Regional Park.


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