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Man Faces Off With Police For 5 Hours After Allegedly Killing His Girlfriend
A five-hour standoff in Northridge ended with a man who allegedly killed his girlfriend surrendering to police.
Residents near Kenya Street and Baton Rouge Avenue reported a stabbing and shooting about 12:30 a.m.
“I woke up and I hear this screaming and yelling like a woman being tortured, like being stabbed,” a neighbor told CBS News.
When police arrived, they found a woman who had been shot dead in front of a home across the street from the suspect’s house in the 19200 block of Kenya Street, Sgt. Jeff Stahl of the Los Angeles Police Department told the LA Times.
Paramedics attempted to revive the woman, he told the newspaper, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police connected the woman’s death with her boyfriend and called him on the phone, Stahl said. He refused to come out, so the SWAT team was called and the neighborhood evacuated.
After lengthy negotiations, the man surrendered about 5:15 a.m. and was taken to a local hospital to treat an apparently self-inflicted wound to his face, police said. The suspect was filmed by CBS News in the back of the ambulance before he was taken away.
Police have not released the name of the victim, although she was in her 50s and had several children, according to her neighbors.