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Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:00 am

Woman kills self after standoff with FWPD

Journal Gazette

A standoff with Fort Wayne police ended with a woman shooting herself Saturday morning.

Officers were called to a house in the 7300 block of Capri Drive just before 4 a.m. on reports of a woman armed with a gun and making threats of suicide. They were told the woman barricaded herself inside the home, said police spokesman Chris Felton.

Members of the crisis team spoke with the woman, he said, but she broke off communication and officers later found her dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Her body was discovered about 8 a.m.

The death remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time. The Allen County Coroner's Office will ID the victim and determine the cause and manner of death at a later date.

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