Police suspect suicide after standoff in Xenia

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XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – A man was found dead after a standoff in Xenia on Monday.

Around 7:30 a.m. on August 31, Xenia officers along with deputies from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of N. King Street and Pleasant Street for reports of shots fired and a male with a gun chasing a female.

The female was able to escape on foot and officers found her uninjured nearby. Law enforcement began searching for the man and an emergency notification was sent for persons in the area to shelter in place. The suspect’s location was narrowed down to a garage in the 300 block of N. King Street.

Greene County Regional SWAT responded to the scene and entered the garage after several failed attempts to communicate with the suspect. He was found dead inside of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound around 9:55 a.m.

The death is being investigated as a suicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call Xenia Police at 937-376-7206 or leave a voicemail with the Xenia Police Tip Line at 937-347-1623.

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