There was a tense situation last night in Cottonwood. Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 700-block of Desert Jewel Drive after a man barricaded himself inside a home. Deputies and SWAT members arrived at around 6:40 p.m. and the man fired gunshots from the house. Authorities evacuated homes in the area for their safety. At around 10:26 p.m., the suspect was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds. No deputies or residents were injured during the incident. The case is under investigation.