The Pierce County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the man who apparently killed himself early Friday after he allegedly raped a neighbor.
The suicide of Scott David Shindle, 44, ended a five-hour standoff in the 11400 block of 63rd Street Court East just outside Puyallup, sheriff’s spokesman detective Ed Troyer said.
Shindle allegedly lured a neighbor into his home Thursday night and sexually assaulted her. The woman escaped about 9 p.m., got help from her neighbors and called 911, Troyer said. The Sheriff’s Department was not identifying the victim.
Troyer said deputies tried to negotiate with Shindle, but he barricaded himself in the home near Puyallup’s city limits and refused to leave.
Deputies evacuated neighboring houses. They fired flash grenades through windows, broke down a door and sent in a robot. By the time the robot reached Shindle, he had apparently shot himself, Troyer said.