ELYRIA, Ohio — The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office says that a fifty-year-old man died at his home at West River Road Sunday, according to the reports.
The fifty-year-old man called the law enforcement officials prior to his death and told them that he had shot his wife and indicated that he is going to shot himself.
The Elyria police officers responded to the home at the intersection of West River Road North and Lake Avenue at around 5: 15 p.m. Sunday evening.
They found the fifty-year-old man going out of the home with a handgun pointed towards his head.
The Elyria Police Department and the Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies surrounded the home. They can be seen around the building and behind their vehicles with their guns pointed towards the Elyria man.
The officers confronted him and commanded him to drop the weapon. He refused to drop his weapon and an officer opened fire towards the fifty-year-old man striking the man several times.
The fifty-year-old man identified as William King was transported to the MetroHealth Medical Center after he was shot several times. He died after he was flown to the hospital, according to the hospital officials.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday that he died from a multiple gunshot wounds. The incident is still under investigation.
The law enforcement officials of Elyria are still trying to determine whether the man provoked the officers or the incident was a suicide by cop, according to the reports.
Other news media outlet reported that there was more than one officer who shot the flirty-year-old Elyria man.
Latest developments revealed that the man’s wife was not in the house when the fatal shooting took place.
There were no other injuries that were reported.