South St. Louis County standoff ends after suspect commits suicide

ST. LOUIS, MO —  Several St. Louis County police cars raced into a neighborhood on a domestic disturbance call. One man is dead after the long stand off.

The house on the corner of Mattis Road and Music Lane is where an armed man barricaded himself for six and a half hours. A SWAT negotiator tried to talk him into putting down his gun and coming out.

St. Louis County Police say they were called to the home at about 7:30am Monday. Police said they have responded to five disturbance calls to the home since mid August. Police had put on extra patrols in the neighborhood.

A woman who lives there apparently called police because her estranged husband showed up this morning and threatened her. The man was barricaded in the attic of the garage until a gunshot was heard. Police say the suspect died of a self inflicted gun shot wound. During the standoff police blocked off streets off and officers were seen moving through back yards.

Police have not released the names of the dead gunman or his estranged wife.