Suspect In Pacific Palisades Mansion Standoff Found Dead
Update [10:58 a.m.]: LAPD Public Information Officer Rosario Herrera has confirmed with LAist that the suspect was found dead in the Palisades home. Herrera could not confirm what time the man was discovered, nor the cause of his death.
Los Angeles Police responding to a domestic dispute remain in an ongoing situation with a man barricaded in a 9,300-square-foot Pacific Palisades home.
LAPD Officer Drake Madison told LAist that police received a 911 call around 10:52 p.m. on Wednesday night from a woman who had extricated herself from a violent domestic dispute. The incident involved her boyfriend, an unidentified man in his 50s, who had been heavily drinking, got a hold of a weapon, and allegedly tried to shoot the woman.
"He has a weapon registered to him, but that—we don't know the whereabouts of that weapon," LAPD Capt. Brian Wendling told CBS LA. "But the woman's mother had some weapons in the home and that's what he used and armed himself [with] while in the home."
"The initial shots [between the couple] were around 10:50 last night," Madison continued to LAist, "but the officer-involved shooting began around 5 a.m. Thursday morning," when the man allegedly shot at officers, and police returned fire.
According to CBS LA, the standoff with police began around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. At least 80 rounds of tear gas have since been fired by the SWAT team into the home at 1691 Alta Mura Road (valued at nearly $14 million), and four neighboring homes have been evacuated or contained. According to a CBS reporter, fire department personnel handed out gas masks to reporters at the scene.
As of 9:12 a.m., no officers had been injured in the ongoing standoff, and, due to the size of the home, the suspect has not yet been located inside the property. SWAT plans to deploy a robot into the barricaded home to located the man.
LAist will update this story as more information becomes available.