COVINA, Calif. (AP) - California authorities say a gunman was arrested after he shot at passing cars and then opened fire on deputies during a standoff that he live-streamed on social media.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Elisabeth Sachs says a patrol car was struck by gunfire as deputies responded Sunday in suburban Covina.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2opLSnM) the suspect posted video to Facebook as he fired. “I’m sorry guys,” he said, as deputies were heard shouting orders.
The suspect then barricaded himself in a home. In another video two hours later, he is seen talking by phone with a negotiator. He puts the handgun to his head and threatens suicide before offering to surrender.
Officials say 20-year-old Sean Vasquez could face charges including assault with a deadly weapon. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.
Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.