81-Year-Old Hialeah Man Shoots Woman in Butt With BB Gun, Then Kills Himself During SWAT Standoff

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Eighty-one-year-old Hialeah resident Evardo Busnego must have been really mad at that crossing guard.

Yesterday afternoon, Busnego allegedly fired a BB gun at a crossing guard, hitting her in the buttocks. When police arrived around 5 p.m. to question him about the incident, Busnego responded by firing shots at the officers with some other type of gun and then barricaded himself in his home, which led to a standoff with a SWAT team that lasted well into the night, until Busnego took his own life.

"He shoots [the crossing guard] with a BB gun in her rear end," Hialeah police spokesman Carlos Zogby told NBC Miami in a blunt recap of the event. "She runs and calls the police. We come over, and he locks himself in his house. Well, we start negotiating with him."

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via Univision 23
Police arrived at this home at East Sixth Avenue and 32nd Street in Hialeah about 5 p.m. Busnego refused to come out and then locked the door, so police obtained a warrant and forced their way in. He then fired a weapon that police believe was far more powerful than a BB gun.

Police were forced to retaliate and approached the situation as a standoff. Neighbors in the area were evacuated, and a SWAT team was called in to handle the situation.

When the team eventually re-entered the home, they found Busnego dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Busnego had a history of altercations with neighbors, and police have been called to his home 30 times, but his record was nonviolent.

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