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Del City standoff ends after murder suspect takes own life

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Del Road in Del City

DEL CITY, Okla. -A man took his own life after an hours-long standoff with police Sunday.

The man was a suspect in a New Year’s morning murder.

Del City Police say they were called to a shooting in the 3300 block of Mallard drive around 12:30 Sunday morning.

That’s where they found the victim shot dead in the front yard.

Officers found a vehicle connected to the crime with seven witnesses at Newcastle Casino. They took them in for questioning which lead them to believe another suspect was holed up inside a home on Del Road.

Officers made contact with the man inside a home on Del Rd. They believed he was armed.

Around 4:30 p.m., contact with the suspect ceased and alarms inside the home began to go off. At that point, a tactical team entered the home and found the man deceased.

The police department is not actively looking for other suspects in connection to the murder at this time.