Elderly couple dies in suicide shooting

CLEVELAND - Cleveland Police are investigating a shooting that took the lives of an elderly couple on the city's East Side.

Officers were called to a house on Cloverside Avenue at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning because a 76-year-old man was suicidal.

By the time police arrived, they heard a gunshot coming from inside the house.  A perimeter was established and the SWAT team arrived on the scene.  

At 2 p.m., the SWAT team entered the home and both the man, and his 70-year-old wife, were found dead in the bedroom.

Police believe the man shot the woman in the head, and then shot himself.  .  


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