A standoff in Panama City, FL, ended Tuesday with the death of the alleged shooter, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

When police were able to get inside the apartment of Kevin Robert Holroyd, they found the suspected killer dead in a gas-soaked apartment, according to the Panama City News Herald.

Kevin Robert Holroyd

Kevin Robert Holroyd

Authorities were searching for Holroyd, 49, in connection with a murder Tuesday morning in Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County, according to the sheriff’s office.

When they attempted to access his apartment building Tuesday afternoon, authorities said Holroyd opened fire on officers, sparking an intense exchange of gunfire, then a standoff that lasted several hours.

The News Herald reported the massive law enforcement response included Panama City Police, Panama City Beach out Police, Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Lynn Haven Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers, and Walton County Sheriff’s Department.