Man shoots himself after four-hour standoff in Streetsboro

By Bob Gaetjens gateway News Editor Published:

A man was taken to Akron City Hospital after he shot himself in the chest early Monday morning, according to the Streetsboro Police Department.

Police said they responded to a report of a 49-year-old man threatening to commit suicide in a home on William Henry Drive at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officers could see a man through a bedroom window, holding a gun to his chest. They summoned the Metro SWAT team to the scene, according to the department.

The SWAT team formed a perimeter around the home and was able to communicate with the man, but personnel were unable to convince him to exit the home.

At about 1:40 a.m. Monday, police heard a gunshot from inside the home, and moments later the male walked out the front door with a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest, according to a press release from the department.

He was treated at the scene by SWAT team medics and Streetsboro EMTs and then taken to Akron City Hospital.

The man's name has not been released, and no charges have been filed.

Contact this reporter at 330-541-9440 or bgaetjens@recordpub.com

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  • Red, SWAT is there in case the person starts shooting at Cops or Civilians. ... I guess it took the person shooting himself to realize he really didn't want to die.

  • why the swat team?