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Woman Killed, Boyfriend Surrenders After 5-Hour Northridge Standoff

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NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA.com) — A suspect was in police custody Friday morning after he allegedly killed his girlfriend and barricaded himself in a home for nearly five hours.

The standoff began shortly after 12:30 a.m. in the 19200 block of Kenya Street in Northridge, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Officers were initially dispatched to the residence after neighbors reported a domestic disturbance.

“I woke up  . . .  and I hear this screaming and yelling like a woman being tortured, like being stabbed,” a neighbor told CBS2’s Kara Finnstrom.

“When they got here, they actually discovered a female who was down in the street from an apparent gunshot wound,” Lt. Andy Neiman told KNX 1070. “She was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Neighbors said the victim was in her 50s and had several children.

The SWAT Team was in contact with the man during the standoff and eventually negotiated his surrender around 5:15 a.m., police said.

“He finally walked out of the residence and surrendered to our officers,” Lt. Neiman said.

The suspect suffered an unspecified injury to his face and was transported to a local hospital after his arrest, police said.

Nearby residents were evacuated from their homes during the incident.

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