A man charged with assault with a deadly weapon and other felony counts allegedly killed himself hours after barricading himself in an Arden Arcade house. Officers had tried to arrest the man on a $1.5 million outstanding warrant.
Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the house on the 1000 block of Clinton Road a little after 10 p.m. Friday and saw the 31-year-old suspect go inside, according to a statement released by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
When deputies contacted the man at the front door, officials said, he barricaded himself inside and told deputies he had a gun. A woman left the house as deputies surrounded the building and evacuated several nearby residences.
Never miss a local story.
The suspect initially talked to sheriff’s negotiators but refused to surrender. He stopped talking after several hours and, at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, tactical officers entered the house and found the man’s body in a bedroom with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Sheriff’s Department said.
The man’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin. He faced charges of assault with a deadly weapon, firearms and drug-related charges, the Sheriff’s Department said.