Armed Florida man dead after barricading inside apartment with woman and child
A Florida man was shot dead by authorities Saturday night after barricading himself in an apartment with his ex and her son.
The man held his former partner and a 9-year-old boy hostage at an apartment building in Hialeah, a city in the Miami metropolitan area, after shooting and wounding two of her relatives. Police said the man began shooting at authorities after a SWAT team arrived at the apartment around 9:30 p.m.
Officers were in a standoff with the man for several hours before they were able to enter the residence and rescue the boy, who was unharmed. The man’s former partner was found injured with a gunshot.
The man was shot dead by authorities after he barricaded in the bathroom.
The man’s former partner and the two relatives who were shot escaped to an apartment are recovering.