A SWAT standoff turned into a fiery inferno after the suspect's Upland home burst into flames after a gunfight Monday night.
The deadly shootout started around 3:15 p.m. when deputies tried to serve a search warrant at the suspect's home between North Benson Avenue and North Mountain Avenue, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The suspect shot at deputies when they approached the home.
The suspect then barricaded himself inside for several hours. After multiple attempts to negotiate with the man, deputies tried to enter the home after deploying tear gas. The suspect then set off explosives shortly before the house burst into flames.
He tried to run out of the house as it burned but died after a shootout with authorities, according to the Upland Police Department.
No other injuries were reported, and the investigation is ongoing.
Neighbors said that the man who lived there was 54-year-old Charles Staudenmayer, but authorities have not confirmed that he was the man that shot at them.
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