A California man died in a shootout with cops on Thursday after allegedly firing a weapon in a residential neighborhood and then barricading himself in a home, which was later set ablaze, a local report said.
The man, who hasn’t been publicly identified, “fired multiple shots” in San Gabriel at around 1:30 p.m. local time, San Gabriel Police Department spokesman Jonathan Fu told KTLA 5.
A SWAT team surrounded a home the suspect had barricaded himself in, and flames could be seen billowing from it a couple of hours later, according to the outlet.
A shirtless man was seen dashing from the burning house to a neighboring property. He rifled through the trunk of a car and then tried to break into the neighbor’s house.
The suspect was then seen throwing large bundles of fireworks from the window of the second home, according to the outlet.
The man was last seen with a handgun in each hand, crouching between a pickup truck a car in the backyard of another nearby home, the outlet reported.
Cops approached the home at around 7 p.m. local time and the suspect was pronounced dead after a “deputy-involved shooting,” KTLA reported.
Authorities had advised residents to shelter in place and some were later evacuated, according to CBS Los Angeles.