- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) - Authorities in Massachusetts say a Chelsea man who barricaded himself inside a house and exchanged fire with officers was found dead of a gunshot wound after the building went up in flames.

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said Tuesday evidence suggests 38-year-old Kelly Pastrana deliberately set the fire while still inside the home Monday.

Officers had responded to a report of a man threatening to shoot his wife. They say Pastrana fired at them from inside. No officers were shot.

The house caught fire shortly after the shooting.

Officials said it’s unclear if Pastrana shot himself or was hit by police. Authorities say he died from a gunshot wound and injuries from the blaze.

Authorities say a woman and her 10-year-old daughter ran out of the home and are safe.


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