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Ore. state police ID man who died in Grants Pass standoff


GRANTS PASS, Oregon — Oregon State Police have identified a man who died after holing up inside a Grants Pass home during a standoff in which both he and city police fired shots.

State Police said Tuesday the man was 29-year-old Daniel Diaz of Grants Pass.

Interim city Police Chief Bill Landis said Monday that officers believed at one point they might have hit the man. An autopsy is scheduled.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reported that city officers got a call Sunday night about a man "going crazy" and firing a weapon.

State police say Grants Pass officers and the armed man exchanged shots during the standoff. After about five hours, officers entered the home and found Diaz dead with at least one gunshot wound. Three police officers have been placed on paid leave during the investigation.

State police describe Diaz as "a known felon" with an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant on a charge of menacing.

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