An armed man barricaded himself inside of a Fort Lauderdale house then set it on fire before coming outside and killing himself in an apparent murder-suicide Thursday night.
Fort Lauderdale Police officials said officers responded to a shooting call around 8:24 p.m. near the intersection of Northwest 27th Terrace and Northwest 17th Street.
When officers arrived, they found the armed suspect had barricaded himself inside a nearby home. SWAT and negotiators responded to try to resolve the situation.
Investigators said the already tense situation took a disturbing turn when the house went up in flames and smoke, a fire they believe was set by the suspect.
Police later said the man came outside the home and shot himself to death. The body of another person was later found inside the home.