Crime & Justice

Los Angeles police: 2 dead after standoff with Watts gunman

Los Angeles Police Department cruiser.
Los Angeles Police Department cruiser.

Los Angeles police say a gunman who opened fire on officers has killed one person and himself after a standoff at a Watts home where three small children were staying.

Authorities say the two-hour standoff began at around 3 a.m. Friday as a domestic dispute.

Deputy Chief Robert Green tells KABC-TV that the gunman fatally wounded a man in a truck, then fired at arriving police and holed up in a house.

Green says a SWAT team entered the home after about two hours and found the man dead and his wife wounded. Police did not immediately provide an update on the wife's condition.

Three children were uninjured and no officers were hurt.

The names of the victims haven't been released.