Man dead, his wife uninjured after standoff at home in Peoria
PEORIA, Ariz. (3TV/CBS 5) — A standoff situation at a townhouse in Peoria Wednesday morning ended with a man’s death, police say.
Around 7 a.m., Peoria police and firefighters were dispatched to a residence at the Brookside Gardens at Westbrook Village on 92nd Drive, in the area of 91st Avenue and Union Hills Drive. Police confirmed there was a domestic violence situation between a man and woman inside the home and that shots had been fired. She escaped unharmed and told responding officers that her husband was still inside and armed.
A perimeter was then set up around the home as officers continued to communicate with the suspect for several hours, police said. Officers from Peoria PD’s Special Assignments Unit (SAU) also responded. During that time, the man reportedly set several fires, and additional firefighters were called due to visible smoke coming through doors and windows.
A tactical team eventually forced themselves into the garage, where they found the man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police have not released his identity but say he was 60 years old and lived in Glendale.
No officers were injured during the standoff. An investigation is now underway to learn what led up to the incident. Crews from Sun City Fire-Medical and the Glendale and Surprise fire departments also assisted during the standoff.
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