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Police say man killed self after shooting his way into Cuyahoga Falls house where ex-girlfriend lives, hiding in basement

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A 22-year-old man shot his way into a Cuyahoga Falls house at 11:27 p.m. Sunday to attack an ex-girlfriend and then shot himself in the head when police confronted him, authorities said.

Police said Robert A. Mann, whose last known address was in Rittman, shot out a back door to get into the house at 1620 23rd St. Three residents were hiding inside.

Police said they entered the home after receiving a call about shots being fired and found the suspect in the basement. The man then shot himself in the head with a 9 mm handgun, police said. He was taken by Cuyahoga Falls EMS to Summa Akron City Hospital.

Officers found the suspect had an AK-47 assault rifle, 9 mm handgun, more than 140 rounds of ammunition and numerous cable ties.

Earlier in the evening, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office had issued an alert about the suspect making threats to kill his mother and ex-girlfriend. The ex-girlfriend’s name and address were not known until after the call about shots being fired was received, police said.

No residents or officers were hurt, authorities said.

Here are two news releases from the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department regarding the shootings:

Press Release 14-3536

On 2-16-14 at 11:27 pm Cuyahoga Falls Police responded to 1620 23rd St. in reference to a shots fired call. Officers were advised that an ex-boyfriend of one of the residents had come to the house and had shot out a door. Three residents hid in the house while police responded. When officers arrived they found the back glass door to have been shot out. Officers entered the home to secure the scene and while searching the home, the suspect was found hiding in the basement. Officers confronted the armed suspect and he shot himself in the head with a 9mm handgun. The subject was transported by Cuyahoga Falls EMS to Akron City Hospital.

Officers found that the subject had an AK47 assault rifle, 9 mm handgun, over 140 rounds of ammunition and numerous cable ties. Earlier in the night the Summit County Sheriff’s Office put out a BOLO in reference to the suspect in this case stating that the suspect had made threats to kill his mother and ex-girlfriend. The ex-girlfriend’s name and address were not known until after this call came into dispatch.

The 22 year old white male suspect is not being identified at this time. No residents or officers were harmed during this incident.

Update 14-3536

The suspect:

Robert A. Mann

22 years old

LKA: Rittman, Ohio

He was pronounced dead at Akron City Hospital.


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