Man Who Opened Fire on Police Dead After Hourslong Standoff in Pacific Palisades Home

A man suspected of domestic violence who opened fire on officers was found dead Thursday after an hourslong standoff in a Pacific Palisades mansion.

The standoff began nearly 13 hours earlier when the woman who owned the 9,000-square-foot home escaped the residence and found a private security patrol, which contacted the Los Angeles Police Department. 

The call went out as an assault with a deadly weapon.  Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's West LA division responded to a Alta Mura Road near San Onofore Drive in the Palisades Riviera neighborhood. The woman told authorities her on-and-off boyfriend had been drinking, threatened her and had access to guns.

A crisis negotiator attempted to communicate with him.  Around 5am, shots came from the house toward officers, who returned fire, according to LAPD spokesman Josh  Rubenstein.  The homeowner told police the man also fired shots at her.

Police lobbed at least 60 tear gas canisters into the residence to encourage the man to come out, but got no response.  Some nearby residents had already been evacauted.

SWAT made entry shortly after 10am, and discovered the man dead on the second floor of the home, said Lt. Chris Ramirez.  It was apparent the man had suffered a traumatic injury, but not immediately clear whether it had occurred during the exchange of gunfire with officers, or was self-inflicted.

The 1600 block of Alta Mura remained closed for the investigation into the evening.

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