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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Stand-Off in Mansfield, Ends in Suicide


Mansfield Police Officers were dispatched to 560 S. Main St reference a shooting. Two victims were located at the residence suffering from gunshot wounds.


The suspect had fled the area on foot and was located two houses away at 572 S. Main St., the occupant of the house was able to flee from the house when the suspect entered the residence without permission with a firearm.


The two victims from 560 S. Main St were taken to a local hospital and were receiving treatment for their injuries. The suspect barricaded himself inside of the 572 S. Main St residence and the Allied Special Operations Response Team (ASORT) was activated.


After a lengthy standoff the ASORT initiated procedures to enter the house. Upon entering the residence, the suspect was located upstairs deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


The Richland County Corners Office responded to the scene and took possession of the deceased and will have an autopsy done.


The Mansfield Police Forensic Science Section responded once search warrants were prepared for the residences and processed both addresses

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