A standoff between sheriff’s deputies and a barricaded suspect holed up in a Valinda home is over Sunday after 48 hours.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tore holes in the roof in their effort to try to the suspect, CBS2 reported. The unidentified suspect committed suicide.
Mitzi, a 3-year-old maltipoo was left behind when her owners had to quickly evacuate their home.
The incident began shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday in the 16900 block of Wing Lane, just west of North Azusa Avenue, near the city of Industry, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies initially responded to the area on a report of a person firing shots at pedestrians, ABC7 reported.
Sheriff’s officials said deputies came under fire, prompting them to shoot back. The suspect barricaded inside a home, where the department’s Special Enforcement Bureau was called to assist. The LASD said that a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team was assisting sheriff’s personnel.
A woman was taken to a hospital with injuries unrelated to the shooting, sheriff’s officials said. Her condition was unclear, as were the nature of her injuries.
Meanwhile, several neighborhood residents remained displaced from their homes. The sheriff’s Industry station coordinated with the La Puente School Police and the Red Cross to provide temporary accommodations at Workman High School.
Sheriff Robert Luna visited with displaced residents Saturday afternoon and tweeted: “I understand this is a difficult time for the Valinda community & appreciate the public’s patience. Thank you to @RedCrossLA.”