Crime & Justice

Off-duty LAPD officer found dead after standoff

Authorities say an off-duty Los Angeles police officer was found dead in an apparent suicide after a standoff with Ventura County deputies.

Sr. Deputy Tim Lohman says deputies found the officer dead at a home in Thousand Oaks Tuesday about five hours after the incident began.

Lohman says deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call at about 1:30 p.m. to find a woman who had fled from the house, and a man barricaded inside.

Lohman says after hours of trying to contact the man deputies went inside and found him dead.

He says the death is an apparent suicide but would give no further details.

LAPD spokesman Officer Drake Madison says the officer was from the department's Valley Division and assigned to traffic but had no further details on his identity.