Update: Chico Police shot and killed the suspect, Wayne Renner, around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Officers say the 49-year-old fired several shots at SWAT members from inside the home that were not returned, but officers were forced to shoot Renner after he reportedly came out of the home armed with an assault rifle.
Renner was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.
Chico police and the Butte County SWAT team remain locked in a standoff with a suspect that led officers on a pursuit early Tuesday morning.
Officers are taking things slowly right now because the suspect in the case is considered armed and dangerous.
Police arrived at the apartment on Burnap Avenue near Tara Terrace around ten this morning.
Officers had been at the home earlier in the day after tracking a suspect in a high speed pursuit to the apartment.
While searching the vehicle officers found loaded guns, so when they responded later in the day they took extra precautions.
Around noon officers began evacuating nearby apartments after learning the suspect... 49-year-old Wayne Renner ... had guns and his wife in the home with him.
His wife was eventually able to get out of the apartment, and at about 2:30 officers got the last residents out of harms way.
Those evacuated say it was a scary situation but officers say they had to be careful because of Renner's recent behavior.
At three o'clock officers began trying to make contact with Renner but after two hours they had received no response. Because of the danger posed to officers officials at the scene told Action News they will wait as long as they can for Renner to surrender.