PARMA, Ohio (WJW) — New details have been released on the incident that prompted Parma police to ask residents to shelter in place Wednesday.
Jonathan Crago, 38, is believed to have killed two women in Lowellville, Ohio, at a home in the 300 block of Watson Street around 6:30 p.m. Lowellville police Chief Rick Alli told FOX 8’s sister station WKBN.
According to Parma police, its officers spotted his vehicle and attempted to pull it over. They say Crago didn’t stop.
According to police, Crago kept driving, eventually making his way to Brooklyn Heights, where he hit a police cruiser.
He then turned back to Parma, police say, and parked the car in the 6300 block of Velma Ave.
It was at that time that police say Crago called Cleveland police dispatch and said he planned to commit suicide by cop.
That’s when police say they issued the shelter-in-place order.
Eventually, a tactical team was able to confirm that Jonathan sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to police. Officers recovered a .380 caliber handgun from the vehicle.
Chief Alli says the Lowellville shooting appeared to be a domestic dispute, WKBN reports.