A nearly 16-hour standoff between police and a vehicular manslaughter suspect who barricaded himself inside a Covina home finally came to an end Wednesday morning.
The suspect locked himself inside the residence in the 100 block of North Forestdale Avenue just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Covina Police Department Sgt. Statler said.
Statler confirmed the suspect was wanted on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
Video from the scene Wednesday morning showed a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad truck had been called to the scene.
About 7 a.m., the sounds of gunshots were heard and tear gas could be seen rising into the air above the home.
A shirtless man was eventually taken from the home by authorities. Police have not identified the suspect involved in the incident.
Residents near the home were evacuated during the standoff as a precaution.
One area resident said the man once yelled at her for driving too slow through the neighborhood.
“He’s always had problems with the neighborhood … He was an unstable guy,” Juanita Baron said.
The suspect was believed to be the only person inside the residence.