Woman found dead after SWAT responds to home in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND-- The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating the death of a woman in Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood.

Officers were called to a house on Archmere Avenue near West 45th Street at about 11 a.m. Tuesday. Police said a man inside the home claimed he had shot his wife and was threatening to kill himself.  He was later identified as Richard Williams, 56.

When police first arrived, Williams refused to open the door, so SWAT was called up as well as a team of crisis negotiators.

Williams was eventually arrested and taken into custody without any further incident. When officers cleared the home they found the 62-year-old woman dead. Police say that she had a "defect" over her eye.

Police continue to investigate.

 

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