The shooting suspect who instigated an hours-long standoff with the San Diego Sheriff's Department and SWAT that spewed into the following morning has been found dead in his residence.
SDSO said the department and SWAT responded to a shooting in Jamul Monday after one person was injured and the suspect barricaded himself in his home.
The shooting was reported at around 12 p.m. on the 15700 block of Lyons Valley Road. A man who received a gunshot to the upper torso was taken to a Sharp Memorial Hospital, SDSO Lt. Pat McEvoy said.
The victim underwent emergency surgery for his wound. Authorities did not release his condition, other than to say he was stable.
The shooting suspect, who was only identified as a 64-year-old man, barricaded himself inside the home. Deputies made loudspeaker announcements for the man to surrender, but he refused to comply.
Due to his unwillingness to cooperate, the Sheriff's Crisis Negotiations Teams (CNT) and Special Enforcement Detail (SED) assisted in the response. CNT successfully made contact with the man and were in communication with him for hours in an effort to get him to surrender.
Authorities were in contact with the man into the following day.
After hours of the man refusing to comply, SED used chemical agents to try to get the man outside his home. He still refused to exit the home.
Just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, authorities found the man dead in the attic of the home from an "apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."
NBC 7's Dave Summers spoke to a local resident.
“I live nearby, this is scary. Usually, stuff like this doesn’t happen in Jamul. It is not something that happens every day,” said Jeremy Adams, who said he heard the helicopter at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.
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