(WABI) – Police are still trying to determine whether the Auburn man killed during a standoff with police was shot by the officers, or if he took his own life.
The nearly 17-hour standoff with James Peters ended Saturday morning when police forced their way into the house where he had holed up. After entering the home, police found Petersdead.
Authorities also found an AK-47 rifle in the home that they though Peters had used to kill his mother. It was later determined that his mother was actually shot with a shotgun.
Peters had exchanged gunfire with police throughout the standoff.
Attempts at negotiations failed.