The Ada County Sheriff's Department spent five hours trying to calm down a man locked in a car with a gun in a Kuna subdivision and unfortunately this man felt as if life was not worth living.

We're all going through something.  Some of us more than others and my heart breaks when I see someone that's calling out in desperation and sometimes they're calling out and it's too late.

I don't know what or why but I do know that this man was a human being. He was one of us. Right here in our community and life had gotten so bad that for some reason he just couldn't go on.

My heart breaks for his family, for his friends, for us as a community, and for all those that feel that life is just too hard. Too much to handle and not worth living. Because it really is, and if they could just see that tomorrow can be better than today, maybe they'd give it a chance.

We don't have this man's name and all we know is that a standoff that started around 2:30 p.m. this afternoon ended at 7:20 p.m. with the man shooting himself while officers were doing their best to talk him out of it.  The standoff occurred in the 200 block of East Black Hawk Drive where residents have been shut down in their homes for five hours waiting for the situation to be safe.

I want to be clear, we do not know yet if the man has died from his self-inflicted gunshot wounds.  We do know he was immediately transported to a hospital but the extent of his injuries are unknown.