- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LA MESA, Calif. (AP) - A five-hour standoff at a Southern California hotel has ended with a woman in custody and a man dead.

Police say U.S. marshals went to the Rodeway Inn in La Mesa on Monday morning to arrest 40-year-old Robert DeLeon for violating probation in a drug distribution case.

La Mesa police Lt. Matt Nicholass says as marshals approached a room, they heard a gunshot.

The hotel was evacuated and the area surrounded.

Negotiators determined the man was with a woman and say he refused to surrender. At about 2 p.m., tear gas was sent into the hotel room. The woman came out and was handcuffed.

DeLeon was found dead of a head wound in the room at 3 p.m. Police believe he committed suicide.



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