Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s family was involved in a police standoff that ended up with a man dead in a $14 million California mansion and RadarOnline.com has exclusive details about the fatal incident. The Inception actor’s mother-in-law owned the house where police opened fire and tear gas after a domestic violence incident escalated. The man "was shot," the Los Angeles Police Department told RadarOnline.com exclusively. Click through Radar’s gallery for more on the nightmarish event.
A man in his 50s showed up to the Pacific Palisades mansion on August 9, 2017, drunk and arguing with a woman. The couple "had a dating relationship,” Officer Tony Im, the LAPD Public Information Officer, told Radar, but said police had not released her identity yet. Gordon-Levitt’s mother in law,
Tamme McCauley, is the owner of the home, according to public records. She was the mother of his wife, Tasha McCauley.
The woman told police that the man was “drinking heavily,” and after they got into a fight he began shooting at her with guns that were in the home, according to KTLA. She fled the home and her neighbor’s security guards contacted police. The police then began communicating with the man. “'He was just full of vulgarities … and now he’s not answering the phone,' LAPD Capt. Brian Wendling told KTLA.
A SWAT team and armored trucks were called to the 9,000 sq. foot home that was just blocks from Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s mansion. The man began shooting from inside the house at officers at 5 am on August 10, 2017.
Officers shot multiple rounds of tear gas into the home in an attempt to force the man to come out, but he stopped communicating with them at 6 am. They stormed the home at 11 am local time and found the man dead on the second floor of the home.
"He was shot,” Officer Im told Radar exclusively. “But we haven't determined if it was self-inflicted or if he was shot by us LAPD." He said that the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office was “testing our guns and ballistics to determine how he died." The LAPD was “not releasing the type of gun he had.”
Officer Im also told Radar the woman had not returned to the home. "With the amount of gas that they poured into the house, it’s going to be a while before she goes back,” he explained. “With the amount of money she has, she is probably staying at a nice hotel. All the neighbors are on alert right now. Everyone is startled and watching each other’s back."
The man’s body was taken to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. “They are going to identify him, notify his next of kin and then do the investigation into his death,” Officer Im told Radar.
The LAPD is continuing their investigation into the death of the man at Gordon-Levitt’s mother-in-law’s home. Officer Im told Radar, “FID, the Force Investigation Division is doing a thorough investigation. Any time an officer is involved in a shooting, FID goes in and does interviews and thorough investigations." Gordon-Levitt has not commented on the situation. Stay with Radar for updates to the story. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 800-344-9598 any time, day or night.