- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A body was found Tuesday in a Riverside home that caught fire after a night-long standoff with a gunman who fired at police, authorities said.

Coroner’s investigators will try to determine whether the body is the suspect’s, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported (https://bit.ly/2l3Oymc ).

The confrontation began at around 11 p.m. Monday when officers approached a suspicious parked car with three people inside.

A fourth man who was standing nearby began to walk away, ignored orders to stop and then ran, Officer Ryan Railsback said.

Officers followed him to a side street where he pulled a gun and fired several shots but missed the officers, who fired back but weren’t sure whether they had hit the attacker, Railsback said.

The man ran off again and was believed to have holed up alone in a home in the Arlington neighborhood.

A SWAT team was called and several neighboring homes were evacuated.

The team was preparing to enter the home when it caught fire at about 7:30 a.m., Railsback said.

The wooden roof had mostly collapsed before firefighters contained the blaze some four hours later.

The American Red Cross was called to help the family who lived in the home. It was unclear whether the residents knew the gunman or he picked the home at random, Railsback said.


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