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July 17, 2006
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Suspect found dead after standoff with police in Calif.

The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO - A man was found dead inside a home Monday after an early morning standoff with police.

Officers forced their way into the house where he had been holed up for several hours and found him dead from a gunshot wound, police Sgt. Terrell Marshall said.

It was not clear whether the wound was self-inflicted or the result of an exchange of gunfire between the man and police, Marshall said. Police did not release his name.

The police department's SWAT team arrived at the home in a neighborhood northeast of downtown about 4 a.m. after responding to reports of gunfire in the area. Police said shots were fired from the home at officers nearly four hours later.

The investigation into the man's death and the circumstances leading to it is ongoing, Marshall said.

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