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A SWAT team vehicle. Photo by John Schreiber.

A man who allegedly fired shots at his estranged girlfriend and at responding Los Angeles police barricaded himself overnight inside a sprawling estate in Pacific Palisades, and was ultimately found dead Thursday in the home after an hours-long standoff.

Officers went to the 2100 block of Alta Mura Road late Wednesday night in response to a report of a domestic dispute, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The alleged victim, the suspect’s estranged girlfriend, got out safely and some evacuations were ordered in the neighborhood. At one point, the suspect fired shots at police, who returned fire. No officers were hurt.

A SWAT team was sent to the scene, beginning a standoff that continued throughout the night. Dozens of tear gas canisters were fired into the 9,000- square-foot residence by police, but the suspect didn’t come out.

Just before 11 a.m., SWAT officers found the man dead inside the residence, said LAPD Officer Drake Madison. It was unclear if he had been wounded by police or if he shot himself. His name was not immediately made known.

–City News Service

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