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KENDALLVILLE, Ind. — A standoff that lasted all night long between Wedneday night and Thursday morning is finally over.

The man who was holed up in an apartment complex late Wednesday has died, say Indiana State Police. The standoff began when Kendallville police and State troopers got to the apartment complex on a shots fired call near Drake Road and Berry Street.

“Officers responded on scene and there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect in an apartment and officers who arrived on scene,” said Sgt. Brian Walker with Indiana State Police. “The suspect continued to fire at random … with a high powered assault rifle.”

Walker said the gunfire last for about an hour intermittently. At times police officers fired back. No officers were hurt throughout the standoff. They did have to rescue people from surrounding apartment units.

SWAT officers arrived as the standoff progressed into the wee hours of Thursday morning. That’s when they started using gas canisters, drones, and other means to coax the man out, but they were unsuccessful.

SWAT finally got inside the second story apartment where he was around 6:00 am Thursday. They found the man suffering from an “injury” and he was later pronounced dead.

They haven’t said how he died yet.