LORAIN -- A Lorain man is dead of what police believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a hostage situation and standoff early Monday.
Torrey T. Hill, 35, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head and a loaded gun near his body.
Lorain County sheriff's deputies were called to a home on East 41st Street in Sheffield Township about 11:45 p.m. Sunday on a complaint that Hill was violating a temporary protection order.
When Hill was not let in the home, he broke the female resident's car window and fled the area.
Deputies learned that he had warrants for his arrest from previous incidents with the woman, including felonious assault, intimidation of a crime victim, domestic violence and prior protection order violations.
Deputies and Lorain police learned that Hill may have fled to a West 23rd Street home in Lorain and tracked him there, but he refused to surrender.
Several people in the home said he would not allow them to leave, refused to be taken alive and was in possession of a firearm.
The Lorain SWAT and Hostage Negotiations teams responded, and shortly after Hill released the all of the people in the home.
Officers them heard a single gunshot from the area of the home.
For several hours officers attempted to contact Hill via phone and megaphone, but he did not respond.
Nonlethal "baton rounds" were used to shoot out the home's windows, so officers could attempt to get a view of Hill.
When the could not, the SWAT team eventually entered the home and found Hill lying on the second floor with a gunshot wound to the head and a loaded gun near his body.
LifeCare was called to the scene, but the gunshot wound proved to be fatal, according to police.
The Lorain County coroner responded and is involved in the investigation.