PHILADELPHIA (CBS)— A standoff between police and a murder suspect in Germantown came to an end early Wednesday morning after 12 hours when the suspect took his own life.
The incident began around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 1300 block of East Haines Street. Police surrounded a home on the block where they say the armed suspect was inside.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society To Preview Plans For 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show
Police say he fired three shots at officers.
Police say the man is connected to a fatal shooting that occurred around 1:13 p.m. on 1200 block of Sanger Street. A 25-year-old woman died after being shot multiple times.
Detectives said the suspect is immediately identified as someone she knew.READ MORE: Firefighters Save Bride's Wedding Dress After Fire Breaks Out At Normandy Farm Hotel In Blue Bell
Police spokesman Sekou Kinebrew says the suspect fired at officers multiple times during the seven-hour standoff.
“At least one round fired from the suspect from the roof, and then from the front of the house, and then after we last spoke from the back of the house,” said Kinebrew.
Kinebrew says around 1:30 a.m. officers heard a muffled gunshot come from inside the home. Fearing someone else may have been inside and that they may been injured, officers made their way into the home.
They say the suspect shot himself in the head.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Officials To Provide COVID-19 Vaccination Program Update
No one else was injured.