A man allegedly armed with a gun was shot and killed by Anaheim police Thursday following a standoff of several hours at a house, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 3:50 a.m. Thursday in the 600 block of South Resh Street, Anaheim police Sgt. Shane Carringer said.

The 41-year-old Anaheim resident died at the scene. His name was withheld, pending notification of relatives. No officers were hurt. A handgun was recovered at the scene, Carringer said.

Officers had gone to the neighborhood about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday on a report of “a male who was armed with a gun and acting erratically and had possibly fired a shot,” Carringer told City News Service.

“Officers arrived on scene, they located the house in question, they evacuated neighboring residences, and they began attempting to contact (the man) and de-escalate the situation, but the suspect would not comply,” Carringer said.

“Our patrol officers were relieved by Anaheim SWAT personnel, who again worked to try to contact the subject and employ de-escalation tactics,” Carringer said.

“And ultimately, about 3:50 this morning, the subject came to the front door of the residence, and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Carringer said. “He was struck by police gunfire, and declared deceased on scene.”

The Orange County District Attorney’s office will be the lead agency in the investigation, Carringer said.

“The only two things I’d like to point out (are): one, that during the time that the officers were outside trying to speak with the suspect, they heard at least one — what they believed to be a gunshot from inside the home; and I think it’s noteworthy also that, again, this incident started at 9:45 at night, and the officer-involved shooting didn’t occur until 3:50 this morning,” Carringer said. “We worked for hours to try to get this guy to comply.”

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