After a nightlong standoff with police, a man who barricaded himself inside a Fullerton home was shot and killed by officers, authorities said Friday.
Officers responding to reports of shots being fired from a house in the 2300 block of Camino Escondido about 6 p.m. Thursday traded shots with a man armed with a semiautomatic rifle.
Police sent a robot with a camera into the home about 12:30 a.m. Friday and determined that the man was dead, Lt. Steve Matson said. Authorities did not release his identity.
Several officers sustained minor injuries from broken glass, Matson said.
About a dozen neighbors were evacuated Thursday night during the ordeal.
Christel Moore, 61, who lives across the street from the house, said she didn't know anything was going on until police asked her and her husband to leave. She said she later discovered that a bullet had pierced a front window of her house.
Moore described the residents of the house as young people who kept to themselves. Matson said that the home's owners told officers that they knew the gunman, but police don't know why the man barricaded himself inside and started shooting.
The Orange County district attorney's office is investigating, routine practice in officerinvolved shootings.