Man Dies After SWAT Standoff in West Covina

Lance Henry, 53, was found dead of a gunshot wound in his home.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Authorities today identified a man who was found dead of a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound in his West Covina residence after he allegedly fired shots in his neighborhood and then holed up inside the house.

Lance Henry, 53, was found dead of a gunshot wound in his home, said coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter. The death was being investigated as a possible suicide, and an autopsy was pending, Winter said.

The situation began about 2:50 a.m. Thursday, when authorities received calls of shots fired in the 1900 block of East Cortez Street. Officers went to the location, heard gunshots coming from inside a residence and surrounded it, according to West Covina police Cpl. Rudy Lopez.

A SWAT team was summoned to the scene, residents were evacuated from nearby homes and a standoff ensued, Lopez said. No other shots were heard after that, and no shots were fired by officers, Lopez said.

About 10 a.m., the SWAT team entered the house and found the man dead inside, Lopez said. No one else was in the residence.

—City News Service
Dave Zaccagnino April 13, 2014 at 01:51 PM
I LOVE great stories like this. One less a-hole on the planet; a totally win-win-win situation for any/all concerned.


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