LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A South Los Angeles man was in custody Monday after he allegedly shot an Uzi sub-machine gun at police.

Officers responded to a report of a child crying in the 1400 block of 88th Street and Vermont Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Sgt. Rudy Alaniz of the Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Station.

When they arrived on scene, an unidentified man allegedly fired six to eight shots from an Israeli-made Uzi at officers as they attempted to make contact with him at the residence, Alaniz said.

“He refused to exit the residence, at which time he fired numerous rounds at the officers,” Alaniz told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO.

The suspect surrendered after an hour-long standoff and was taken into police custody. No officers were hurt.

Officers discovered the suspect’s mother and five nieces and nephews ranging in age from 11 months to 11 years were in the house with him, Alaniz said. His mother was babysitting the children, according to police.

The suspect was expected to be booked on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer.

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