Man Lies About Killing Wife, Barricades Himself Inside Home

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ELYRIA, Ohio — An Elyria man led police on a standoff after lying about an attempted murder-suicide, according to authorities.

Police later learned the man’s wife was not home during the standoff and suffered no injuries.

Elyria police were called to a home in the 600 block of West River Drive at approximately 5:00 p.m. after the man called 911 claiming to have shot and killed his wife. He also told dispatchers he planned to kill himself as well.

Officers say when they arrived on scene, the man was standing on a back porch. He then barricaded himself inside the home after spotting the officers. Police attempted to contact the man by telephone without success, and he eventually exited the home armed with a handgun pointed at himself. After ignoring police demands to put the gun down, he was shot by police.

The man was taken to Elyria Memorial Hospital before being life flighted to MetroHealth Medical Center for his injuries.

No officers were injured in the ordeal.

The Lorain County’s Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.