ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (FOX 13) - Authorities ordered people to exit their homes in a St. Petersburg neighborhood after a man – possibly armed -- barricaded himself inside a residence.
After five hours, deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office announced the 43-year-old man was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was not identified. Evacuees were able to return to their homes in the 2800 block of 60th Avenue North.
Deputies said they arrived on scene before midnight Wednesday to investigate a reported domestic-related incident. Law enforcement officials in tactical gear surrounded the home and attempted to establish contact with the individual, believed to be alone inside the home and armed with a gun, they said.