LORAIN -- A female and two children were held hostage as a male went on a rampage.
The Lorain County Sheriff's Office tells WKYC they were sent to 704 Dewitt Street in Sheffield Township with an open call.
Once deputies got to the scene they found a male on the front porch with a gun. The man then fired at least one shot before going back inside the home.
That's when deputies found out a female and two children were inside the home. Deputies made a perimeter around the home and were able to free the women and two children.
They then tried to make several attempts with the man before calling in the Lorain County SWAT team.
Once SWAT was on scene the man then engaged in a shootout.
The man died at the scene.
The Lorain Police Department was then contacted to assist in the investigation.