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71-year-old domestic violence suspect prompts SWAT standoff in Point Loma

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 07:20:17-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- An hours-long SWAT standoff involving a domestic violence suspect in Point Loma came to an end Thursday night.

Police were called to the 2200 block of Caminito Pescado around 4:45 p.m. after receiving a call from a neighbor.

Police say a woman who lives in the home ran to the neighbor’s house reporting that she and her 71-year-old husband got into a fight.

Police and SWAT responded and found the man on the second floor balcony of the condo.

After trying to get the 71-year-old down from the balcony, police say he ran inside before a gunshot could be heard coming from the home.

Neighbor Jenny Taylor spoke with 10News on FaceTime, saying she could see officers lined up with their weapons drawn from her patio. She said she was ready for the worst, "let me move it so we can at least duck down really quick and hit the floor and run inside the house, so we left the screen door open and moved all the chairs out of the way."

It was hours before police and SWAT packed up.

Authorities later found the man dead inside.

According to police, records show authorities had never been previously called to the home. An investigation into the incident is currently underway.

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