Neighborhood SWAT Standoff Update
Police released more information about a SWAT standoff in a South Bend neighborhood.
Thursday night, the street was lined with police cars as officers responded to a report of an assault and a possible shooting.
Now, the South Bend police are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.
It all started around 7:30 pm, when police were called to the 6400 block of Armstrong drive in the Lafayette Falls neighborhood.
Police found sixty-six-year-old Catherine Cleveland outside the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
She was transferred to the hospital and ultimately passed away.
Her husband, sixty-seven-year-old Alfred Cleveland barricaded himself in the home with the SWAT team and crisis negotiators arriving to assist.
After the suspect stopped responding, the SWAT team used a chemical agent to enter the residence.
Alfred Cleveland was found suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene.
Some neighbors were left shaken.
"I was pretty nervous because I have kids. So, you know, it's nerve-wracking. And you wouldn't expect that in a neighborhood like this. Especially with the fire and then last year, you know they had some problems over there in the house -- they always had the police over there, so it was pretty scary," said Amanda Wieczorkowski, a Layfayette Falls resident.
There were no other injuries as a result of this incident; all police officers were unharmed.