Suspect in Standoff With Police Uses Facebook Live to Surrender: Cops
Sean Vazquez allegedly shot at deputies before taking to Facebook live to let them know he would give up.
A California man has been taken into custody following a stand-off Sunday that ended when he surrendered to police using Facebook Live.
Sean Vazquez is accused of shooting at deputies responding to an assault with a deadly weapon call at a Covina home around 10 a.m.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies allege Vazquez continued to shoot, even aiming at a police helicopter overhead.
Octavio Medina, Vazquez’s stepfather, told CBS Los Angeles that the man was high on drugs and in the house with a friend. That man emerged from the house partway through the standoff, was questioned and released.
Meanwhile, Vazquez was talking to the sheriff’s department via the live broadcast video function on Facebook.
"Tell your men to stand back I’ll (expletive) walk out surrendering," Vasquez reportedly said hours into the standoff.
Deputies took Vazquez into custody at about 1 p.m.
No one was hurt in the standoff. Now, Vazquez can get the help he needs, his family said.
"He’s a good kid, he’s a good kid. He just has some pain in his heart that he’s fighting demons," Medina said.
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