Suspect dead After Barricading Himself Inside Pompano Home, Police Say


Authorities say an armed man is dead after barricading himself inside his home Wednesday morning.

Witnesses said Virginis Jones, who owns the home, and her husband had been given an eviction notice but refused to leave. They were both inside the home at 280 SW 14th Court in Pompano Beach during the incident, according to police. 

According to Broward Sheriff's Office officials, the suspect came to the door Wednesday morning with a gun and pointed it at deputies and a locksmith.

They said the man fired shots from the home, but no one was injured.  

Dozens of BSO deputies were stationed outside the house at  for hours during the standoff.

Deputies said a negotiator and the BSO's SWAT team worked together to try to make contact with the man. 

The suspect appeared to have shot himself and that no deputies fired their weapons during the altercation, according to authorities.

Court records show that the couple's home was foreclosed on in 2011. 

No other details were immediately released.


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