Suspected Cop Shooter Dead After Standoff with Police

KGO-TV(FREMONT, Calif.) — The man who barricaded himself in a home in Northern California overnight after allegedly opening fire on police and fleeing Wednesday afternoon is now dead, police said Thursday.

After an hours-long manhunt and hours of negotiations, officers deployed tear gas into the house in the Fremont area in an attempt to get the suspect to emerge. Police also ignited a "defensive fire" Thursday to try to smoke out the man they said was "armed and dangerous."

Authorities were planning to deploy robots to locate the suspect inside the house, the Alameda County Sheriff's Department said. The area is about 40 miles from San Francisco.

The Sheriff's Department had said the man didn't have "extraordinary" demands but indicated he was "in it for the long haul."

The two cops were wounded in the shooting Wednesday in California's Bay Area, according to the Fremont Police Department.

The incident began during a traffic stop around 1:33 p.m. local time, police said. During the stop, the suspect backed into the officer with a car, and shots were fired.

One officer was then rushed to a trauma center, and the suspect fled on foot. Shots were then fired at a second location, resulting in the second officer’s being injured and taken to a trauma center.

Officials say one officer is in stable condition while the other remains in critical condition.

Police had said earlier that more suspects could possibly be on the loose, describing the main suspect as a Hispanic adult male, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing shorts and a San Francisco Giants shirt.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.


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