A hostage situation in the town of Lithonia, which began as a domestic dispute, ended Saturday night in the death of the gunman.

The hostage is alive, thanks to the DeKalb County SWAT team, who helped facilitate the man's escape after the hours long siege on South Deshon Road.

According to police, the suspect took their own life.

Police had originally shown up at the home with another man to escort him inside to get his belongings however, they were met at the door with gunfire.

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