PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police say a man is dead after firing shots at officers during a standoff early Wednesday morning in the city’s Elliott neighborhood.
Officers were first called to the 1000 block of Hershel Street around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a violent domestic dispute involving a husband and wife.
Police say the wife was able to escape their home, but the husband barricaded himself inside. He was in possession of multiple weapons and a large amount of ammunition.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies the man as 57-year-old Earl Ross of Elliott.
Around 1:20 a.m., police say the man fired shots at the officers who had surrounded the home. Police say officers returned fire. None of the officers were injured. It was not known if the man was struck.
“I was hearing gunshots throughout the whole entire nigh, just didn’t stop,” Justine Kubiak, a neighbor, said.
Police continued to surround the home as of 5:45 a.m. All lanes on Steuben Street were blocked between Lorenz Avenue and Ringgold Street.
After the eight-hour standoff Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Alicia George said police made a discovery.
“SWAT teams were able to make entry into the home and roughly around 7:19 this morning, they were able to locate the suspect. He was found deceased inside the home.”
However, it is unclear how the man died at this time.
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