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Tear gas, K-9 unit ended 8-hour standoff in Hawaiian Gardens

A SWAT team used tear gas and a K-9 unit to end an hours-long standoff Saturday with a shooting suspect who had barricaded himself in a parked vehicle at a Hawaiian Gardens supermarket, according to a release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities believe the man shot the mother of his two children at least six times with a small-caliber handgun about 12:30 a.m. in Riverside. He fled after taking her to a hospital, authorities said.

The standoff began about 7 a.m. after deputies chased the man to a strip mall near Norwalk Boulevard and Carson Street in Hawaiian Gardens, authorities said. He refused to surrender and barricaded himself in his vehicle, a white Dodge pickup truck. Deputies blocked off surrounding roads, delaying a 50th-anniversary parade for the city of Hawaiian Gardens. Negotiators and a SWAT team responded to the scene.

About eight hours later, about 2:45 p.m., authorities shot tear gas into the vehicle, but the man still did not surrender. Authorities deployed a K-9 unit and eventually took the man into custody.

He was taken to hospital for minor injuries and  will be released to Riverside County authorities when his treatment is complete, authorities said.

The woman is expected to survive. The nature of their relationship is unclear.


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