Man in Azusa Standoff Found Dead After Jumping From Roof: Police

The man was wanted on two narcotics warrants, sources told the NBC4 I-Team

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    SWAT members moved in on a man who barricaded himself inside a residence in Azusa. Residents were evacuated from their homes during the hours-long standoff, which ended with the man s death, police said. Gordon Tokumatsu reports from Azusa for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, March 30, 2014. (Published Sunday, Mar 30, 2014)

    A man involved in an hours-long standoff with SWAT members in Azusa on Sunday was found dead after jumping from the roof of a home and through a condominium window, authorities said.

    Officers were trying to pull a driver over before he took off and barricaded himself inside a residence in the 800 block of Pepper Tree Drive (map), near the Azusa Pacific University West Campus, law enforcement sources told the NBC4 I-Team. The man was wanted on two narcotics warrants, sources said.

    The man died from injuries suffered after jumping from roof-to-roof and through a window during the standoff, police said Tuesday morning. Police said the man died at the scene.

    "The suspect bypassed the  containment by exiting the second floor of the unit," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez told City News Service. "He ran across rooftops of adjacent condominium buildings before diving into a  second story window of a nearby condominium."

    The investigation was being transferred to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives, Azusa police said.

    Evacuations During SWAT Standoff in Azusa

    [LA] Evacuations During SWAT Standoff in Azusa
    People were evacuated from an Azusa neighborhood during a SWAT standoff. Gordon Tokumatsu reports from Azusa for the NBC4 News at 6 on Sunday, March 30, 2014. (Published Sunday, Mar 30, 2014)

    People in the area were evacuated during the search, including on Pepper Tree Drive.  Azusa police tweeted residents in the area to "please remain inside and lock your doors and window."

    Residents of Silver Maple Drive were allowed to return to their homes about 8:30 p.m.

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