A Shawnee man died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff with police Thursday afternoon.
According to Shawnee Police Cpl. Vivian Lozano, Brandon Goodin, no age given, was found dead in his home after officers stormed the house and declared an all-clear.
Lozano said Goodin was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident near his home and after he fled the scene, police went to his home to inquire about the accident.
"It started at Benedict and Chapman. It was a hit-and-run where a white male left the incident and ran into a residence," Lozano said. "Officers made contact at this residence and shots were fired from inside the residence...,"
After Goodin opened fire, Lozano said SWAT offers responded to the scene and were involved a standoff with Goodin until they were able to clear the home.
Three nearby schools, including Jefferson Elementary School, Shawnee High School and Jim Thorpe Academy went on lockdown as a result of the situation, Lozano said.
According to Cherity Pennington, Shawnee Public Schools public information officer, the schools went on lockdown after police informed administration .
"We were first notified about 12:20 p.m. today by the police department that we needed to go on lockdown due to the potentially dangerous activity in the area," Pennington said.
SPS initially planned to hold afternoon bus routes, but schools received an all-clear from police around 2:40 p.m., she said. Buses were transporting, but were about 20 minutes behind schedule.
Lozano said no one else was in the house with Goodin and no other injuries were reported as a result of the standoff.
Representatives from the Red Cross and Loves Stores were on scene and provided drinks and food to officers and first responders working the scene.
"Shawnee police would like to thank Red Cross and Love's for providing water and sandwiches to officers," Lozano said.