VIDEO: The West Burlington Fire Department has confirmed the suspect who barricaded himself inside his home for hours is dead.
After nearly 12 hours of negotiating with a man at a home on East Pennington St., the suspect began firing at officers and a short while later, set his house on fire.
Police said it began Monday morning around 2:30 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a welfare check in regard to an assault.
West Burlington Police Chief Jesse Logan explains, “We received a call on the other side of town that there was a subject at her residence with a weapon at that time and we found him back at his house."
When officers arrived at the home on the 400 block of East Pennington Street, the suspect showed what police described as a shotgun while inside the home.
Police said they set up a perimeter and called for additional support from area agencies.