Man found dead after police standoff

by: Kerry Kavanaugh Updated:

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police say a man turned a gun on himself after a three-hour standoff.

Police they got a 911 call about a woman who lives in the Conservatory at Druid Hills Apartment Complex. She claimed she had been assaulted by her live-in boyfriend.

When police arrived they went to the apartment and knocked on the door and that's when this entire incident escalated.

News Chopper 2 hovered above as a massive police presence of squad cars and tankers lined the parking lot.

A police spokeswoman says this was the result of what initial officers on scene heard. They say as soon as they attempted to make contact with the man in question, they heard several gun shots.

"It was at that point those officers pulled back and they called in our swat team," said DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish. "Once the SWAT obtained that search warrant, they forced their way inside the apartment. That's where they found the suspect deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot injury."

Police have not released the identities of the man and woman involved in the incident, saying only they are a 34-year-old female and a 35-year-old male.

Parish said it was standard protocol to obtain the search warrant before entering into a situation like. That took at least a couple of hours to obtain.

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