A 69-year-old man is dead after a deputy-involved shooting in Sun City Monday evening, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office confirmed.
The incident happened in a neighborhood southeast of 99th Avenue and Bell Road.
According to the sheriff's office, the man had been drinking and texted his relatives that he was suicidal.
His wife left the house and called 911, saying her husband was suicidal and had guns in the house.
The man reportedly told responding deputies that there would be a shootout if they tried to remove him from the home. Negotiators spent about four hours trying to calm him down.
"During the course of the negotiations, he would come out, and one of the times he came out to feed birds and went back in," said MCSO spokesman Joaquin Enriquez. "All this adds up to just the behavior, the bizarre behavior he had."
The sheriff's office has not released many details about the shooting but said deputies opened fire after the man pointed a gun at them.