PHOENIX -- Police say a man who started a house fire after burglarizing a home is now dead.
Authorities say he broke into a home near 60th Avenue and Thomas Road, and then ran a few houses down.
Police surrounded the home, where they say the suspect leaned out the attic window and told them he was armed.
He lit a fire shortly after, which destroyed the home and ultimately killed him.
The owner of the home is a woman with four children.