OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A suspect in several recent murders is reportedly dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he was involved in a standoff with police at an Oakland motel.
According to authorities, the standoff began Thursday afternoon at the Motel 6 on Edes Avenue near Hegenberger Road in East Oakland.
Police say the man who barricaded himself in the motel room is 18-year-old Jason Brown, who they considered armed and dangerous.
As police made contact with Brown, multiple gunshots erupted from the suspect’s location inside the motel room. He was later found unresponsive suffering from what was likely a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.
He was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency medical personnel. No police officers discharged their firearms during this incident.
Brown is among two people suspected of opening fire on two men sitting in a car outside a CVS store in Livermore last month. One man was killed, while the other was hospitalized.
The 18-year-old was also wanted for a separate murder in Fresno.
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