BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Neighbors living near Gardere Lane are back in their homes Monday tonight after a man shot at deputies and set his house on fire.

The sheriff’s office said they evacuated nearby properties last night out of fear that the flames could spread.

Officials have confirmed the suspect’s identity as 41-year-old Kendrick Holland. According to the sheriff’s office, Holland had an argument with his wife earlier in the day and shot at her vehicle as she drove away.

On Sunday night, the EBR Sheriff’s Office received a call of shots fired at a home on General Taylor Avenue. When deputies arrived Holland fired shots, hitting a patrol unit at least twice.

One of those bullets hit a nearby home. The son of the homeowner, who declined to give his name, said he was standing inside where the bullet pierced the wall.

“I just [saw] the blast coming in the sheet-rock basically [that] came from inside the house and [debris] got all over my jacket and after that, we just hit the ground,” said the anonymous neighbor.

Deputies said Holland then came out of the home and threw something under the carport that started a fire.

“I [saw] when the fire had started, it was blazing from the garage,” said the anonymous neighbor.

The fire took the St. George Fire Department hours to put out. Holland’s burned body was later discovered. EBRSO has confirmed Holland had an apparent gunshot wound to the head that appeared to be self-inflicted, but the exact cause of death has yet to be determined.

The sheriff’s office said no one else was in the home when it caught on fire. This case remains under investigation.