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Southland shooting suspect dead after standoff in Maumee

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TOLEDO, Ohio -

A woman is dead, and so is the man police believe killed her.

Police say 29-year-old Jashua Perz, the suspect in  the shooting death of 20-year-old Kaitlin Gerber at the Southland Shopping center at Byrne and Glendale in South Toledo took his own life. 

Police say it appears to have started as a domestic situation. Around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, police received a call from Ms. Gerber in a car saying that her ex-boyfriend was chasing her and shooting at her as she tried to get away from him.  She crashed her car near Planet Fitness in the Southland Shopping Center.

TPD units responded and found her dead in her vehicle from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Portions of Byrne Road were blocked off Sunday while police investigated the incident.

Approximately 20 minutes later, Maumee Police contacted Jashua Perz at his home at 1145 Kirk Street in Maumee. He had barricaded himself inside the residence. Maumee Police set up a perimeter around the house and tried to negotiate with Perz.

Officers say the suspect indicated that he would come out and surrender, but he never exited the home.

Shortly before 5 p.m., the SWAT team entered the residence and found Perz deceased inside with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

 

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