8-Hour Standoff Ends With Man Who Allegedly Shot Mother of His Children

The standoff ended when deputies used tear gas and a police dog to force the man out of the car

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    A standoff with an armed man who barricaded himself inside his car at a strip mall after allegedly shooting the mother of his children came to an end after eight hours. Jane Yamamoto reports from Hawaiian Gardens for the NBC4 News at 6 on Saturday, April 5, 2014. (Published Saturday, April 5, 2014)

    A man who allegedly shot the mother of his children at least six times in Riverside County before barricading himself inside a car in Los Angeles County surrendered Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

    The armed man allegedly led authorities on a vehicle pursuit before stopping at a strip mall on Carson Street and Norwalk Boulevard in Hawaiian Gardens and refusing to surrender, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    The eight-hour standoff ended about 3 p.m. when deputies used tear gas and a police dog to force the man out of the car.

    Earlier, deputies were called out to Burrage Street and Rolling Meadow Court about 12:30 a.m. on an assault with a deadly weapon call in Eastvale, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

    Investigators learned that the man had fled the area in a white Dodge after dropping off the mother of his two children at hospital.

    The woman underwent surgery and her conditions was unknown, but officials said she is expected to survive. 

    It was unknown whether the couple was married or not, Munoz said. The children were safe at an undisclosed location.

    Authorities said the man was armed and dangerous. 

    Carson Street in Hawaiian Gardens was closed between Juan Avenue and Norwalk Boulevard, and Norwalk was closed between 216th and 223rd streets. The city's 50th Anniversary Parade was scheduled for 11 a.m. in the area, but residents were asked to stay away.

    A special weapons team was deployed in the standoff as well, authorities said.

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