Man shot by police in domestic barricade situation with son dies

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MONTGOMERY CO. - A man who barricaded himself with his 3-year-old son inside a Montgomery County home has died after being shot by police.

Police say it all started with a 911 call around 8 p.m. The operator heard a woman screaming, then a man say 'I will kill you." Then, the line disconnected.

That brought them to a townhouse at the 2800 block of Mozart Drive in the Fairland area.

Police say 30-year-old John Carlos Natera-Perez, armed with a knife, attacked his ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his child, and her current boyfriend. The couple ran out of the house with the child inside with Perez.

Perez was also writing on the windows with what appeared to be blood on his fingers, police say. Then around 10:15, police say Perez lit something on fire, threw it out the window, and started setting other fires in the home.

"Smoke alarms went off. The three year old was heard crying and screaming. Based on the welfare of the child, the decision was made to enter the home," said Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks.

Inside, police found Perez and the child in the master bedroom. Perez was shot by police, while the boy was unharmed.

Police say Perez succumbed to his injuries Wednesday.

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