Police fired tear gas and then stormed an apartment where a man holed up Monday after allegedly killing a policeman and a fellow tenant. Two other officers were wounded.
Harry Mitts was hospitalized for gunshot wounds after he was captured, said authorities in this Cleveland suburb. He had held police at bay for six hours, occasionally firing on them from his apartment, Police Chief Thomas P. Murphy said in a statement.Mitts, 44, had been arguing with his ex-wife before the gunplay began, said a police officer who would not give his name. Later, police would not confirm that, or a published report that Mitts had recently lost his job.
The dead were identified as police Sgt. Dennis Glivar, 40, and tenant John Bryant, 28.
Rhone, said he and his brother-in-law were moving furniture into an apartment when they heard shooting. They found Bryant and pulled him into the brother-in-law's apartment, where he died.
When police knocked on the door of the apartment where the gunman was hiding, he shot at them through the door. Murphy said Glivar and Lt. Thomas Kaiser returned fire, striking Mitts.