NEWTON FALLS, Ohio - Police in Trumbull County said the man who shot and killed four others -- including a teenager -- Friday is dead after turning the gun on himself.
According to the Newton Falls Police Department, two adults and a juvenile were killed at 12:04 p.m. on Trumbull Court. A second child who was at the home was not injured. One of the victims called 911 before she died, police said.
Investigators released the names of the victims:
LIVED ON TRUMBULL COURT:
- Rikki Cogley, 42
- Cathy Cogley, 39
- 15-year-old (no name released yet)
Police said the suspect, 55-year-old Robert Brazzon who lived at the same house as Engler, took off in a white Dodge Stratus after the shootings and was located at about 4 p.m. in the Newton Falls Cemetery.
After a brief standoff with police, officers said Brazzon shot himself. He later died at the hospital.
A few minutes after the cemetery incident a 911 call alerted officers to the shooting death of 38-year-old Tracy Engler, who was found dead at the suspect's home on Newton Drive, according to police.
Police are now questioning a second person of interest in the case, as officers learned that there were possibly two people in the suspect vehicle when it left the scene.
Newton Falls Police Chief John Kuivila told NewsChannel5's Jenn Strathman that officers had trouble processing the first scene due to budget cuts. Meanwhile, the suspect was on the run for four hours.
Kuivila said an upcoming levy is on the ballot that would help with the manpower issue. He said the department currently has 28 full-time and part-time officers -- and that number would be cut in half if the levy doesn't pass.
The mayor said he thinks there's enough manpower, but not enough vehicles for the officers to use.
Anyone with information about this case should contact the Newton Falls Police Department at 330-872-5757.
Keep checking newsnet5.com for more information.
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