A Whittier man suspected of producing child pornography was found dead in his home Thursday night by an FBI SWAT team that had surrounded the residence, authorities said.
A gunshot wound to the man's head appeared to be self-inflicted, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. The man's name and age were not released.
Authorities used a robot with a surveillance camera operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to enter the house and look for the suspect.
Earlier in the day, members of a multi-agency task force tried to serve a search warrant on the house in the 10400 block of Kimbark Avenue. When authorities tried to enter the house, the man fled inside and task force members heard a gunshot, the FBI said.
A second man, Damian Dmytrykovfky of Whittier, was arrested when the task force arrived at the house. He is expected to be charged with making a false statement, the FBI said.
Eimiller said the investigation was ongoing and that authorities had not determined the extent of the alleged pornography or whether any children were victimized.