A man who barricaded himself in his house after shooting a police officer was found dead after police used a bulldozer to tear down his home.
Police ripped down the walls of the house using a giant fork-lift as a last resort after they had used phone calls, a bullhorn, tear gas and gun fire to try to get the suspect, Sergio Salazar, to come out of the two-storey building in Los Angeles.
The five-bedroom house, in the suburb of Sylmar, was torn apart by the armoured machine, known as the ‘Bad Cat’, as police tried to reach the suspected gunman in a dramatic end to an 18-hour stand-off. ***READ MORE***
April 5, 2011