Okanogan deputies discover suspect dead following lengthy stand-off - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Okanogan deputies discover suspect dead following lengthy stand-off

OKANOGAN, Wash. - After a nearly eight hour stand-off with a man believed to have threatened to kill his wife and children, Okanogan County deputies discovered the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound the head.

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says the incident started at 4 a.m. when the man walked into his house threatening to kill his wife and kids.

His wife was able to make it to a phone and call authorities who arrived on scene a short time later.

Rogers says deputies were able to get the wife and children out of the home through a window in the front of the house.

Rogers says the man then fled to a garage and is believed to have shot himself around 7:30 a.m.

At the time, about half the deputies on scene heard what they though was a gunshot, the other deputies on scene heard nothing and the stand-off continued.

It wasn't until Douglas County Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene with a remote camera system that deputies were able to discover the suspect had shot himself.

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