Gunman killed by police after SWAT standoff in Gilbert

Gilbert police shot and killed a 27-year-old man after a three-hour standoff at an apartment complex Friday night.

Gilbert police say officers were first alerted to the situation when the man’s ex-girlfriend called 911 around 7:50 p.m. She said the man, who according to the police, had a court-ordered restraining order against him, was on his way to his apartment. .

Gilbert’s agents were dispatched to the apartment complex near Val Vista Drive and Williams Field Road. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the man while he was still on itinerary, the department said in a Facebook post.

After making contact with first officers at the scene, the man, who police said was armed with a handgun, fled, prompting an aerial and ground search of the apartment as well as a defensive perimeter around the woman’s home, according to the department.

Gilbert SWAT officers were called to negotiate with the man, who was still armed and unwilling to surrender after being found some time later, police said.

At 2:05 a.m., after three hours of negotiations, police said the man “presented a threat to officers and Gilbert’s officers fired the individual with less lethal bullets.” Gilbert police did not provide details of the threat.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The police did not release his name.

Officers were wearing body cameras at the time of the incident. Footage of the incident has not been released. No officers were injured.

An investigation is still ongoing, Gilbert police said.

Contact Brock Blasdell, Breaking News Intern, at [email protected] or on Twitter @BrockBlasdell.

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