Auburn Standoff Ends With Suspect Fatally Shot By Police
A six-hour standoff in Auburn on Tuesday ended when the suspect was fatally shot by police.
Officers didn't originally go to the residence to see Steven Case, who was supposed to begin serving a nine-month jail sentence Monday on a weapons charge. He failed to show up at the jail and a warrant had been issued. But the officers had no idea he would be at the home, when they arrived at around 9 a.m. for an unrelated matter.
When police came in contact with 29-year-old Steven Case, they say his arms were filled with stolen guns. He ran into the basement of the home and barricaded himself with a woman, believed to be his girlfriend. She was not hurt in the incident.
Case's brother told WGME-TV that he spoke with Steven over the phone and tried to convince him to surrender. He said his brother was petrified and thought the police would kill him. His brother told him to just walk out with both hands held high in the air and it would be okay. Unfortunately, that's not the way the standoff ended.
The case has now been turned over to the Attorney General's Office for an investigation, which is standard protocol for a police-involved shooting.