Man Surrenders After Deadly Shooting, Standoff

PORTER RANCH, Calif. (KTLA) — A man was taken into custody following a deadly shooting and a standoff with police in Porter Ranch on Friday morning.

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A man is put into an ambulance after surrendering to police in Porter Ranch.

Police responded to a call about a domestic dispute around 12:30 a.m. in the 19200 block of Kenya Street, near Baton Rouge Avenue.

Neighbors reported hearing loud arguing and then at least three gunshots.

Officers found a woman unresponsive in the front yard of a home, according to Capt. Ivan Minsal, of the LAPD’s Devonshire Division.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by firefighters.

A man, said to be the woman’s boyfriend, was barricaded inside the house.

Authorities evacuated some nearby residences as a precaution in case the situation escalated.

Police, firefighters, and LAPD SWAT officers dotted the normally quiet neighborhood.

Crisis negotiators communicated with the man via cell phone, trying to get him to surrender.

He eventually gave himself up just before 5:20 a.m. He was shirtless and his face was bloodied as he was wheeled into an ambulance.

The man was taken local hospital to be treated for what officials said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his face. There were no other injuries reported.

“Thankfully this has been resolved in a peaceful manner, and now it’s a homicide investigation,” Minsal said. “Our investigators will be here probably throughout the day.”

Police were working to get evacuated residents back into their homes as quickly as possible.

“Very scary to wake up in the middle of the night and be evacuated from your home,” neighbor Sharon Novins said. “I mean, this doesn’t happen in this neighborhood.”

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