DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man wanted for aggravated robbery shot and killed himself as Dayton Police closed in on him at a home Tuesday afternoon.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identifies the man as 40-year-old James Johnson from Dayton.

Cameras at East End Community Center on Xenia Avenue captured footage of the suspect running through the neighborhood, and officers tracked him down to a home on Caho Street, according to Maj. Joe Wiesman of the Dayton Police Department.

The people inside the home, who police believe to be friends of the suspect, let officers inside and led them to a bedroom where the suspect, later identified as Johnson, was hiding. He would not come out the room, and after officers heard a gunshot, they evacuated the home, Maj. Wiesman said.

The officers then issued a ‘Signal 99’ for backup thinking that the suspect was possibly shooting at them, when he had actually shot himself.

“I heard a cop car go by just started counting for no reason and just one, two, three – I lost count around 27,” said Samuel Cornelison, who lives in the neighborhood.

“I just see them running up the street, up on the side streets,” said Andrew Atwell, another neighbor. “They got two streets blocked off, a bunch of cops.”

SWAT arrived at the scene a short time later, along with officers from other agencies, including Trotwood, Kettering and Huber Heights. The man was initially thought to have barricaded himself inside the home before anyone learned of the suicide.

“I walked down here and I saw just a bunch of cop cars from every city,” said Jessica Arvizu, who lives nearby.

The body was taken away from the scene by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Some neighbors who spoke with 2 NEWS said they’re concerned about crime in the area.

“In this neighborhood, stuff like this is kind of expected,” Arvizu said. “Not this but there’s always something going on down here.”

Dayton Police say there is no longer a threat in the area and the streets have reopened.

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