Nampa man dead after lengthy standoff
Crime scene tape surrounded a Nampa apartment complex early Wednesday morning.
Around 3:30 a.m. officers responded to a noise complaint near 16th Ave. and 2nd St. South.
What started as a noise complaint turned into a nearly 3-hour standoff.
A man waved a gun at officers from his apartment. After numerous attempts to get the suspect to drop his weapon, the suspect continued waving the gun, making threatening remarks to officers.
Just before 7 a.m., officers made their way into the apartment and found the suspect dead on the floor.
A pistol was found right near his body.
Police cannot confirm whether he committed suicide or one of the officers' rounds caused his death.
Neighbor Tina Dolan and other neighbors were asked to evacuate just after 5 a.m. Dolan left everything behind.
"I'm still evacuated," Dolan said. "My dog is in the car. I have no money or no phone, or anything. I'm just kind of in lingo."
Dolan lived right next door to the suspect. She said she had very little contact with him for a reason
"I knew to stay away," Dolan exclaimed. "He once told me he'd shoot my dog if she jumped the fence, so i kept far away. However, I didn't know he was dangerous."
The suspect's name will not be released until autopsy results come back Thursday.