Police worked Saturday to determine the circumstances that led to a man taking his own life during a barricade situation inside a home in Sherman Oaks.
Officers responded at 3:30 p.m. Friday to a call about a suicidal man in the 4600 block of Burnet Avenue and when police arrived, they heard gunshots, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The home was cordoned off, nearby residences were evacuated and a SWAT team and crisis negotiators were summoned to deal with what was being treated as a barricade situation, police said.
Officers announced around 9:20 p.m. that the suspect had been found dead inside the home with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“It could have been worse because there were people around, people knocking on the door when those shots were fired, our officers are around,” police spokesman Josh Rubenstein said. “It certainly is a tragic circumstance and for anybody out there that is suffering from some sort of crisis, there are resources.”
The man’s name and age were not released.
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