SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A man is dead after he barricaded himself in an apartment late Monday night in Shreveport.
Officers were called just before 10 p.m. to the Cedar Creek Apartments off of Dean Road. That’s in Shreveport’s Southwood neighborhood.
Police say that a 26-year-old man fired a rifle inside the apartment and then set fire to items inside, causing the smoke alarm to go off.
Firefighters say that upon arrival, they found a man who wouldn’t come outside his apartment.
Members of the Shreveport Police Department’s Special Response Team and hostage negotiators were sent to the scene to assist with the situation.
After trying to contact the man inside the apartment several times, crews went into the apartment to douse the flames.
Officials then found the man’s body inside. His cause of death was not immediately known.
Investigators with police and fire crews are working to determine the cause of the man’s death and the cause of the fire.
This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.