BY LUCY GUANUNA
ANGELENO HEIGHTS — A man died after jumping off the roof of a home in Angeleno Heights last night, following an hours-long standoff with police.
The man ran onto the roof of his family’s two-story home in the 1400 block of Allison Avenue after being pursued by bounty hunters for skipping bail, according to officers at the scene. Police tried to coax the man, who was armed with a knife, off the steep roof for several hours. At one point, his grandmother and girlfriend were heard pleading with him to get off the roof.
By 11 p.m., SWAT team personnel had arrived on the scene. At some point after that the man jumped.
He was transported to a hospital where he died of his injuries, said LAPD spokesman Tony Im. The man’s name was not revealed. Im did not know at what time the man jumped.
Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
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