Authorities: Suspect fatally shot after standoff

August 8, 2011 6:01:23 AM PDT
Authorities say they shot and killed a man who barricaded himself inside his San Antonio-area home after they stormed the house thinking the suspect had committed suicide.

Bexar County sheriff's Det. Louis Antu said SWAT team members had surrounded the home Saturday when they heard a gunshot and went in. Antu said they found the man in a bedroom, and he shot at the officers before they returned fire, killing him. Antu says no officers were shot.

The San Antonio Express-News reported ( ) that deputies were called after a report that a man inside the house was suicidal and armed. Antu says responding officers were met with gunfire, leading to the standoff.

Authorities didn't identify the suspect. Antu says officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave.

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