Sandra Bullock's Stalker Killed Himself During A Standoff, Police Say

Joshua Corbett barricaded himself in his house after police tried to serve him a bench warrant for not showing up to court.

A man convicted of stalking Sandra Bullock died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a standoff with police on Wednesday.

SWAT officers found Joshua Corbett, 42, dead in his home after he barricaded himself inside when they tried to serve him a warrant, according to a report by KABC-7 in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Police Department's fugitive warrant team arrived at his house around 6:45 a.m. He threatened them, KABC-7 reported, so they called SWAT officers to the scene.

At some point during the standoff, Corbett shot himself, TMZ reported.

In 2014, Corbett was convicted of stalking Bullock and breaking into her West Los Angeles home. Officials said he intended to sexually assault her, according to KABC-7, and they found two dozen illegal firearms and ammo in his house.

When Corbett broke into Bullock's home in 2014, she hid and called 911.

"I'm locked in my closet," Bullock said during the call, which was played in court. "I have a safe door in my bedroom, and I've locked it, and I'm locked in the closet right now."

He was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to receive mental health treatment, according to TMZ, but Bullock was alarmed when he was back on the streets last June, so she got a restraining order against him until June of 2022.

Corbett was served the warrant because he didn't show up for a progress report about his probation, scheduled on April 23. When he didn't show, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

LAPD Officer Tony Im told CBS News the standoff ended early Wednesday afternoon, and that Corbett died of a "self-inflicted injury."

The death was reported as a suicide and an autopsy was planned, coroner spokesman Ed Winter told the AP.

Corbett's father reported that his son hadn't been doing well in recent weeks, Corbett's attorney, Steve Sitkoff, told the AP.

"He was due for a progress report and he just didn't want to go to court," the attorney said. "It's a very sad situation."

[Photo: Getty]

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