A Pendleton man is now dead after a very long stand-off with police by a self inflicted gun shot. That man, now identified as 33 year old Jared Abernathy, was a suspect in a double homicide in western Washington according to news reports. Police went to arrest him after 1 pm on Wednesday and lasted for almost 5 hours. Then police heard a gunshot and realized Abernathy had ended his own life.

The case is still under investigation.