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Man shoots self after nearly 3 hour standoff

Man shoots self after nearly 3 hour standoff
Posted May 26th, 2014 @ 6:40am by WTVN Newsroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --A man suspected of breaking into a home in Obetz led officers on a brief chase by foot, held them at bay near a pond in southeast Columbus, then ended his life with a gunshot to the head.

The man, who hasn't been identified until his family is notified, was talking with police negotiators near College Ave. and Petzinger Rd for almost three hours Sunday. 

Just before 2 p.m., police say there a confrontation, and the man was shot in the leg by police.  The suspect then shot himself in the head.

He was taken to Grant Medical Center, where he died around 7 p.m.


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