ENGLEWOOD — A man who died at an Englewood home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound as police were attempting to serve an arrest warrant had tried to sell items on Facebook to the people living there weeks before Sunday’s shooting, according to court records.
Stanley Fairchild, 40, of Englewood, died at the house in the 200 block of Eller Avenue, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
Englewood police confirmed Monday afternoon Fairchild died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. On Sunday, police had said it wasn’t immediately clear if his injuries were self-inflicted or from an officer’s gunfire. A handgun was recovered from the suspect’s hand, police said.
The coroner’s office said the cause and manner of Fairchild’s death was still pending Monday morning.
A female called police around 5:45 a.m. after she become concerned for her safety and others in the home in the 200 block of Eller after a man wanted for a felony was at house.
Court documents obtained by News Center 7 showed Fairchild had met two people who lived at the Eller address in the middle of December, while he was attempting to sell things on Facebook using a fake name.
“I was buying stuff to resell to make a profit,” one of the residents told police.
During the sale on Dec. 16, the resident said Fairchild ended up taking him to pick up a friend, who was getting off work at a Clay Twp. gas station. It was during that drive that Fairchild got pulled over by police for a taillight being out on his vehicle, court records show.
Fairchild had told the resident his name was “Craig Moore”, according to a witness statement. The two had just started talking online the night before, court records read.
“When the officer went to his cruiser, Craig said that he gave the officer a fake social security number cause he had warrants and stuff on him and couldn’t go back to jail that he was about to ‘dip’,’” according to the witness statement.
The resident and the other person who was in the car with Fairchild got out of the car and Fairchild sped off from officers.
Fairchild ended up being charged with fleeing and eluding from the incident and had failed to appear in court last week on the charges, online records read.
Prior to Sunday’s shooting on Eller, the woman who called 911 to report Fairchild being at the home, removed a handgun from the house and hid it in the bushes at a neighbors house prior to police getting there, Englewood police said.
“Our officers located that handgun and secured it prior to contacting the reportee,” Englewood police said.
Police said they determined Fairchild, who they believed was possibly armed with a gun, was in an upstairs bedroom under the bed.
“Other occupants of the home were evacuated, and officers contacted the wanted suspect, but he ignored repeated commands to exit the bedroom,” Englewood police said.
Perry Twp. Police Chief Tim Littleton and his K-9 responded to assist Englewood police and when the dog was released into the bedroom a single gunshot was heard, according to police.
Littleton fired his gun in defense of his K-9 partner and two beanbag rounds were fired by an Englewood officer.
Perry Twp. officials said Littleton is currently on paid leave while an investigation is completed.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to handle the criminal investigation and to collect evidence on the scene.
An administrative review also will be conducted in relations to the officers involved to see if policies were properly followed.
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