Man shoots self during LA County standoff

LOMITA, Calif. (AP) — A man barricaded inside a vehicle fatally shot himself despite efforts by Los Angeles County crisis negotiators to get him to surrender.

The Sheriff’s Department says deputies were called to a Lomita neighborhood late Tuesday by a woman who said she had a restraining order against a man sitting in a vehicle in her driveway.

As deputies arrived, the man drove away and went to his residence but stayed inside his vehicle.

The man displayed a firearm when the deputies tried to contact him and they summoned assistance.

Despite several hours of efforts by crisis negotiators the man shot himself and he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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