A standoff in Covina between a 22-year-old man believed to be armed and holding his 7-month-old daughter with him in the car ended after several hours with the baby in police custody and the father dead.
Video from the scene showed police using a device that caused a cloud, possibly tear gas, and taking the baby from the white car. The suspect was shot and killed by police.
The child, about 7 months olds, was not injured.
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The standoff at Wingate Park in the 700 block of North Glendora Avenue near East Wingate Street lasted approximately eight hours. It began after authorities responded to a report of a "suspicious vehicle." Officers responded and found a woman in the vehicle who told police she needed help.
The woman eventually got out of the vehicle, leaving a man and toddler girl inside. The man was armed with a knife, police said.
The unidentified man made threats to hurt himself, police said. Covina police negotiated with the suspect and summoned a mental evaluation team to assist a bid to accomplish a peaceful surrender prior to the shooting, Marquez said.
The man was struck by multiple rounds in the upper body, police said. He died at the scene.
No officers were injured.