Officers tried to talk to Evans using a bullhorn, by telephone and by using a robot that usually is used by bomb squads but also is used for hostage negotiations.
They also used tear gas to try to get Evans out of the house.
"They tried to establish lines of communication," Baylous said, "Nothing worked."
At 12:45, just after firing a number of shots out the front door of his house, Evans walked out the back door holding a shotgun.
He was shot and killed by officers before he was able to shoot, Baylous said.
Baylous said he could not speak to Evans' mental state.
"Who knows what his physical or mental well-being was," Baylous said. "Frankly, when we're in situations like that, we always hope for the best outcome possible, but we can't call for a timeout and assess his well-being."
CAMC General listed Stapleton and Allison as "under evaluation."
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