Police say man shot, killed himself after shooting his way into Cuyahoga Falls House

by Steve Wiandt | Reporter Published:

Cuyahoga Falls — Police say a man who had threatened to kill two women died after shooting himself when police confronted him at a Cuyahoga Falls house where shots had been heard Sunday night.

The 22-year-old man was from Rittman, according to Cuyahoga Falls Police Chief Jack Davis. The Summit County Examiner’s Office said Monday morning the man’s name was not being released pending notification of his family.

City police responded at 11:27 p.m. Sunday to a 23rd Street residence to investigate a call that shots were fired, according to press release from the police department. Officers were advised that an ex-boyfriend of one of the residents had come to the house and had shot out a door. When officers arrived, they found the back glass door was shot out.

The suspect was found hiding in the basement. Officers confronted the armed suspect and he shot himself in the head with a 9 mm handgun, according to the press release. He was transported by Cuyahoga Falls EMS to Akron City Hospital where he died, according to Davis.

Three residents hid in the house while police responded. No residents or officers were reported injured.

Officers found that the subject had an AK-47 assault rifle, 9 mm handgun, over 140 rounds of ammunition and numerous cable ties.

Earlier in the night, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office put out a BOLO (“be on the lookout”) in reference to the suspect stating that he had made threats to kill his mother and ex-girlfriend. The ex-girlfriend’s name and address were not known until after the call about the gunshots came into dispatch, police stated in the release.

Check back for more details as we get them.

 

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