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Los Angeles standoff ends after SWAT team finds suspect in cop shooting dead in the attic

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Law enforcement officers at a home in the Willowbrook section of Los Angeles, where they say a suspect in the shooting of two officers was found dead in the attic on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
CBS Los Angeles
(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say a man suspected of wounding a policeman and a probation officer has been found dead in a Willowbrook home after a 13-hour standoff.

Police say a SWAT team entered the home around 9 a.m. today and found the man in an attic. He'd been shot several times.

CBS Los Angeles reports the standoff started around 7 p.m. Tuesday, when an officer with the LAPD's gang enforcement unit and a probation officer went to the home to conduct a routine probation search and reportedly found several people inside.

An unknown number of people were allegedly detained outside the home, and when the officers went back inside, the suspect confronted them, police said.

One officer was shot in the face and a probation officer was grazed in a leg.

CBS Los Angeles reports the police officer who was shot is listed in stable condition, and the second was treated at the scene and later returned to work, according to the LAPD.

A SWAT team reportedly shot tear gas into the home's attic early on Wednesday morning in an effort to get the suspect out.

Authorities have not released the suspect's name or criminal background.


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