SWAT incident ends with surrender at Chula Vista townhome

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. - A South Bay man allegedly fired a gun into a home with his own family members inside Friday afternoon and then holed up inside his townhome, prompting a nearly 2 1/2-hour police standoff that ended with his peaceful surrender.

The gunfire erupted in the 1500 block of Oleander Avenue in Chula Vista about 4 p.m., Captain Vern Sallee said. No one was hurt.

Capt. Sallee also said the suspect apparently got into a physical fight with his brother at the home on Oleander Ave. The suspect left the home, then returned moments later and opened fire.

Officers tried in vain to get the alleged shooter, described by relatives as possibly suicidal, to give himself up, then called in a SWAT team to take up positions in the area in preparation for forcibly entering his residence if necessary.

Authorities closed the nearby north and southbound Interstate 805 exits to Olympic Parkway as a precaution.

Shortly before 6:30 p.m., the suspect exited his apartment and surrendered peacefully. Officers planned to clear the man's residence of any weapons before reopening traffic lanes in the area to the public.

Neighbors describe the suspect as a husband and father to two children. They also said the suspect's brother and mother live in the home in which he opened fire at.

The suspect's name was not immediately available.

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