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.
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.