Man Fires Gun in San Jose, 7-Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully

A San Jose standoff ended peacefully Monday morning after a man surrendered to police after a seven-hour standoff.

The man was taken into custody just after 3 a.m., after police said he fired shots from his home in the 1700 block of Del Paso Way about 8 p.m., reportedly because he was mad at another neighbor. Police said he was firing a gun into the ground. One neighbor said he heard 20 to 30 rounds coming from a "high powered rifle."

The department's MERGE unit surrounded his home until he finally said he would come out, where officers handcuffed him.

Kyle Thompson, who lives in the neighborhood, said the man had stolen his family's cats once, and believed that neighbors had been doing "illegal activities."

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