Police: Long Beach standoff ends when man kills himself
LONGBEACH, Wash. - A man fatally shot himself at a trailer park Monday after a standoff with police, according to the chief criminal deputy at the Pacific County jail.
Long Beach police got a call at about 11 a.m. after a man was shot in the leg at a trailer park at 1300 North Pacific Ave., said Pat Matlock.
The man was taken to the hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown.
Police were told the shooter was inside a trailer. Police evacuated the trailer park and tried to talk to the suspect inside the trailer, Matlock said.
The man wouldn't talk to police.
At some point, smoke began coming from the roof of the trailer, Matlock said. As the smoke increased, the suspect came out of the trailer brandishing a gun. He didn't point it at police. Instead, he shot himself.
Matlock said no police officer or sheriff's deputy fired a shot.
Fire engulfed the trailer and ammunition stored inside it began to explode. Since the trailer park is just three blocks from the beach, the spring break crowd there could hear the explosions, Matlock said.
The identity of the dead man has not been released, pending the notification of his family.