Standoff in Xenia ends in attempted murder, suicide

SWAT units on scene of investigation in Xenia after reports of shots fired

XENIA — UPDATE:

Xenia Police and Greene County sheriff’s deputies were called after getting reports of a man who was chasing a woman and shots being fired.

The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday in the area of N, King Street and Pleasant Street in the city of Xenia.

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According to Xenia Police, the woman, 51, escaped on foot and was found nearby and uninjured. Officers then began searching for the man, identified as Harold Myers, 52. According to a press release, a Hyper-Reach emergency notification was sent for persons in the area to shelter in place. Myers’ was found in a garage at 399 N. King Street.

Greene County Regional SWAT responded to the scene and after failed attempts to communicate with Myers , SWAT entered the garage. Officers found Myers deceased of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death is being investigated as a suicide.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

A standoff involving SWAT in Xenia is over and the incident has ended in a suicide, according to police.

Officers were first called around 7:30 a.m. to the area of North King Street near West Church Street on reports of shots fired.

Police responded and surrounded a house and garage near the scene of the initial call for shots fired.


We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.