BRUNSWICK, Ohio - A Brunswick woman, shot during a 30-hour standoff, is listed in good condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.
Rahna Fahringer, 46, lives at the Jefferson Avenue home where her ex-boyfriend was shot and killed by Brunswick police on Saturday.
The standoff began Friday afternoon and ended around 7:30 p.m. Saturday when police shot 39-year-old Terrence Abel dead.
Medina County Coroner Dr. Neil Grabenstetter said Abel was shot at least four times -- in the head, chest, abdomen and right hand.
Dr. Grabenstetter also said he believes Abel had fired shots at Fahringer.
A news conference about the incident took place at 2 p.m. Monday. Brunswick Police Chief Carl DeForest revealed that officers had nearly constant communication via cellphone with the suspect.
The chief said Abel made several promises to release the hostage, but he never followed through. Around 7 p.m. Saturday, SWAT members came up with a tactical plan to burst into the home.
When they entered, Abel pointed a gun at Fahringer, DeForest said.
Abel was then shot dead.
While some neighbors were evacuated, Lisa and Jeff Marr, who live across the street, watched the scary ordeal unfold from a window in their daughter's upstairs bedroom.
"It was very scary. The police did everything they could. They negotiated with him to the very end and he was just not giving up," Lisa Marr said.
Lisa said she saw the SWAT team move inside the home and heard yelling, banging and five to six gunshots.
"At the very end, you just heard this complete bang of the door and just pow, pow, pow, pow, pow," Lisa said.
Lisa said officers had Fahringer "hunkered down" as they brought her out of the home.
"We heard them say, 'Are you OK?' We heard Rahna say, 'Yeah.' That's as far as we know because I kind of went into shock after the gunshots," Lisa said.
Fahringer also has two teenaged children, a boy and a girl, but they were at school when the standoff started, according to Lisa.
Jeff Marr said Abel was escorted from the home three or four days prior to the standoff after a domestic dispute with Fahringer.
Police said what the Farr family actually witnessed was Medina County deputies serving a protection order that Fahringer obtained on November 26 against Abel.
Fahringer cited concerns of abuse and indicated she feared for her life.
"You could tell, he didn't say anything verbally, but I was out here smoking, you could tell he was mad," Jeff said, as he recalled Abel being forced from the home.
Authorities said the incident started after Abel's brother called 911, and said Terrence was going to a home to shoot his ex-girlfriend. Police and SWAT members surrounded the house and evacuated several neighbors after finding the front door barricaded.