A suspect who barricaded himself inside a home is dead after he gravely wounded his girlfriend and 9-month-old daughter Thursday, then fired numerous shots at police, striking an officer’s Kevlar helmet, authorities in Tulare said.
Larry Zamora, 37, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following an hours-long standoff and gun battle with law enforcement, Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said at a news conference.
A hail of gunfire from the home forced officers to seek cover behind an armored vehicle, which was struck by “multiple, untold number of rounds,” Boudreaux said. An officer’s Kevlar helmet was struck by gunfire. The officer was taken a hospital and later released.
“That Kevlar helmet, frankly, has saved his life,” the sheriff said.
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