LYNWOOD, Calif. – Authorities say a SWAT team has killed a man who allegedly wounded the mother of his 2-year-old daughter and then held the little girl hostage for more than two hours at his home in Lynwood, Calif.
The toddler was not harmed in the standoff late Sunday.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Byron Ward said Monday that deputies responding to a call found the wounded woman outside the house.
Capt. James Hellmold says the man was talking to SWAT team members but refused to release his daughter. Hellmold says a deputy killed the man with a single shot.
Police haven't said yet if the man was threatening the girl with a gun.
The girl's mother is hospitalized in stable condition with an abdominal wound.