Suspect Dead After Police Standoff in Antioch: Officials

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A suspect was shot and killed after hours-long standoff with police that prompted a shelter-in-place for residents in Antioch Friday.

Just after 1 p.m., the Antioch Police Department received phone calls that a man with a rifle was shooting at cars and homes in the area of James Donlon Boulevard and Hummingbird Drive.

When officers arrived, they witnessed a man shooting at homes, cars and at a police drone. Police said the suspect then barricaded himself inside a home.

"I heard alot of gunshots and dogs were the ones that started barking," Sfhenska Semoloni said,

The incident prompted Antioch police to issue shelter-in-place orders for residents of Hummingbird Drive, Warbler Drive and Kildeer Drive for hours.

The SWAT team was called in along with several other agencies including the FBI.

Police said at around 7 p.m., the suspect appeared to set fire to the interior of the garage, which later extended to the house.

The suspect then tried to leave the area when made contact with the SWAT team, police said.

According to officials, after the suspect made contact with the officers, they fired multiple times and the suspect was shot.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Terri Bunting told NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd about her experience as she watched the incident unfold.

"It's not very safe. It's time to move. California is getting too violent," she said.

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