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Cleveland Police: SWAT standoff on city's east side ends in suspect shooting, killing himself

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Credit: George Payamgis

CLEVELAND — Editor's Note: The above video is from a previously published, unrelated story

The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating a suspected murder-suicide that took place on Thursday near the area of East 124th Street and Brackland Avenue.  

Police say a woman was shot and died at the scene, and that the Cleveland Division of Police's SWAT team responded to the area for the report of an armed male locked in a residence. Around 10:30 p.m., officials say they entered the home where the man was barricaded and found the male with a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

Cuyahoga County officials announced Friday morning that the female victim was a corrections officer with the county named Valerie Gudger.

Officers from the Cleveland Division of Police were assisted by members of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Exposives (ATF), and the Cuyahoga County SWAT team. 

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The matter remains under investigation at this time. 

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