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In West Dallas, a Man Shot Himself After an Armed Standoff with Police

It started last night when 24-year-old Carlos Valencia Jr. got into a fight at a house in the 5400 block of Singleton Boulevard. Police haven't said what they were fighting about, just that Valencia ended up pistol-whipping the roommate.

Police showed up at 11 this morning. The injured roommate left the house, as did a friend who was also inside, but Valencia refused to come out and barricaded himself inside the house with the pistol and police weren't sure what else.

They brought in a SWAT team and, as a precaution, shut down several blocks of Singleton. Valencia responded by firing on the armored SWAT vehicle, striking it but doing little damage, as you can see.

In West Dallas, a Man Shot Himself After an Armed Standoff with Police

Eventually, after the house fell silent, police sent in a robot inside the house to scope things out.

In West Dallas, a Man Shot Himself After an Armed Standoff with Police

The video it sent back showed Valencia dead of a gunshot wound. Armed SWAT officers followed just in case, but the house was otherwise empty. Police say they are still investigating.


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