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Sergio Salazar, 53
Sylmar, California
April 04, 2011

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD | Mission Community Police Station LAPD California

Last updated: 9 months ago

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Sergio Salazar, a 53-year-old Latino, died Monday, April 4, in the 13600 block of Dronfield Avenue in Sylmar, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Salazar, who critically wounded a Los Angeles police officer, was found dead Monday night inside his Sylmar home. He had been barricaded inside for nearly a day as authorities fired tear gas and used a hydraulic forklift to rip open the house.

The standoff, which began early Monday after officers responded to a domestic violence call, ended when Salazar's body was found on the second floor with a rifle at his side, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

An LAPD source said it was unclear how many wounds Salazar had sustained, however coroner's records show he was shot in the head.