Hours-long standoff in Oakland ends with homicide suspect's surrender

An hours-long standoff at a building in Oakland ended Thursday evening after the suspect surrendered to police. 

Oakland police spokesperson Johanna Watson confirmed the suspect who is wanted in connection with a double homicide surrendered to officers around 5 p.m. 

Authorities said just before noon the armed suspect barricaded himself inside a building in the1600 block of High Street with a hostage. Police negotiators were able to talk the man into releasing the hostage unharmed. 

Oakland police said the suspect had fired shots from inside the building, but no one was injured. 

The standoff unfolded at a small strip mall on High Street where WSS Shoes and Cardenas Market is located.