EAST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) –A barricaded suspect was found dead inside an East Los Angeles home following a nearly three-hour SWAT standoff that forced evacuations Tuesday morning.
The standoff began sometime before 9 a.m. in the 3600 block of Floral Drive. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, four people were inside the home when a dispute erupted and shots were fire. Deputies arrived to find three people running from the home, two of whom had gunshot wounds. They were transported to nearby hospitals with unknown injuries.
An armed man was believed to be barricaded inside the residence. Deputies with the LASD Special Enforcement Bureau and Crisis Negotiation Team responded. Surrounding homes were evacuated and the public was advised to stay away. Just before 11:50 a.m., SWAT officers entered the home to find the male suspect dead.
The evacuations were lifted and all residents were allowed back into their homes.
No names were released and the circumstances that prompted the dispute were not disclosed.