Suspect In Gilbert Homicide Shoots, Kills Self After Standoff

Gilbert Police
Officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect in the area of Priest and Broadway in Tempe. [Photo courtesy Gilbert Police]

A suspect in a Gilbert homicide is dead in an apparent suicide after barricading himself in the parking lot of a Tempe Motel 6. The unidentified man was located by Gilbert detectives at the motel and locked himself in a vehicle when officers approached.

According to Gilbert Police, “A single gunshot was heard from the car following gas deployment after the suspect ceased negotiations. The suspect was transported with a gunshot wound.”

The suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No officers were injured in this incident and no officers fired weapons.

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