Man Surrenders After Barricading Himself at South Gate Home, Firing on Officers

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A suspected carjacker accused of firing up to 10 shots at officers responding to a South Gate home where he was barricaded surrendered without incident several hours after a SWAT team response on Monday.

Armed officers stand near a barricade situation in South Gate on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Armed officers stand near a barricade situation in South Gate on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The standoff began at a home in the 10600 block of Capistrano Avenue (map), about 10:20 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department stated in a news release.

A loud explosion was heard from the home before the man was taken into custody shortly before 3 p.m.

A crisis negotiation team had responded to try to get the man out of the home peacefully.

At one point, the barricaded man opened fire on South Gate police officers, Sgt. Ismael Ververa of the South Gate Police Department said.

A SWAT team responds in South Gate on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

A SWAT team responds in South Gate on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The man, who was believed to have been involved in a carjacking earlier in the day, fired eight to 10 rounds at officers, but no one was struck by the gunfire, according to Ververa.

Surrounding homes were evacuated for the safety of the residents, the Sheriff's Department stated.

Firefighters were initially sent to the area at about 10:12 a.m. on a report that someone had suffered a gunshot wound, Randall Wright of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Medical crews did not transport anyone from the area, however, Wright said.

KTLA's Steve Bien, Jennifer Thang and Melissa Pamer contributed to this report.