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UPDATE: Coroner Identifies Man Killed in Pasco Standoff

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Right now, law enforcement from around the Tri-Cities is in Pasco trying to get a man who's barricaded himself inside a home on Providence Lane and Sacramento Drive out. Right now, law enforcement from around the Tri-Cities is in Pasco trying to get a man who's barricaded himself inside a home on Providence Lane and Sacramento Drive out.
UPDATE/PASCO, WA - We now know the name of the man shot and killed during a standoff with police.

The Franklin County Coroner has identified him as 49-year-old Richard Howard of Pasco.

Pasco Police say a member of the S.W.A.T. team shot and killed Howard outside his home on the 5000 block of Sacramento Drive, at the corner of Sacramento and Providence Lane.

Officers initially went to the house Wednesday night after neighbors reported Howard firing a gun several times. When officers arrived, police say the man ran inside, and continued to shoot at the officers.

Police evacuated nearby homes and the S.W.A.T. team surrounded the house for about two hours. Around 10:30 p.m. or 10:45 p.m., police say Howard came outside waving a long rifle in a threatening manner, so a tactical response team member shot and killed him.

The coroner plans to perform an autopsy on Thursday afternoon.

No one else got hurt throughout the standoff. Police say Howard's house was empty when he barricaded himself inside. 

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PASCO, WA - Right now, law enforcement from around the Tri-Cities is in Pasco trying to get a man who's barricaded himself inside a home on Providence Lane and Sacramento Drive out.
Pasco Police Captain Jim Raymond tells NBC Right Now that earlier this evening, officers were called to the area and found a man hiding behind a car. When deputies pulled up, the man fired several shots into the air and ran inside a home. The man also fired shots at police. No one was hurt.

The man is still barricaded inside the home tonight and police are trying to negotiate with the man to get him out. 

Pasco Police say they know who the man is, but they are not releasing his identity. We'll keep you posted as this story develops. 


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