Man Kills Himself after Shooting and Killing Ex-Girlfriend

Fresno - A nearly 7-hour long SWAT standoff came to an end late Tuesday night after officers find a man wanted for murder, dead, inside a southeast Fresno apartment.

The situation began at about 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. {}Fresno police got a call from a woman saying her ex-boyfriend had a gun. The woman was shot and killed on Shields Avenue, near Sierra Vista.{} Police say the motive was domestic violence-related.

The shooter then fled to an apartment complex on Yale Avenue and Sierra Vista, a little more than half-a-mile away from where the shooting took place, and barricaded himself inside one of the units.

SWAT team members arrived on scene.

Police say family members were able to get a hold of the man at one point, but police never made contact with him.

At about 10:30 Tuesday night, SWAT team members and crisis negotiators broke down the door of the apartment, and found the man had taken his own life by shooting himself.{}

Police found a high-powered rifle and bullets in the room as well.

The former couple have two children together; they were not hurt.