Neighborhood SWAT Standoff Update

NOW: Neighborhood SWAT Standoff Update

Police released more information about a SWAT standoff in a South Bend neighborhood.

Thursday night, the street was lined with police cars as officers responded to a report of an assault and a possible shooting.

Now, the South Bend police are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.

It all started around 7:30 pm, when police were called to the 6400 block of Armstrong drive in the Lafayette Falls neighborhood.

Police found sixty-six-year-old Catherine Cleveland outside the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

She was transferred to the hospital and ultimately passed away.

Her husband, sixty-seven-year-old Alfred Cleveland barricaded himself in the home with the SWAT team and crisis negotiators arriving to assist.

After the suspect stopped responding, the SWAT team used a chemical agent to enter the residence.

Alfred Cleveland was found suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene.

Some neighbors were left shaken.

"I was pretty nervous because I have kids. So, you know, it's nerve-wracking. And you wouldn't expect that in a neighborhood like this. Especially with the fire and then last year, you know they had some problems over there in the house -- they always had the police over there, so it was pretty scary," said Amanda Wieczorkowski, a Layfayette Falls resident.

There were no other injuries as a result of this incident; all police officers were unharmed.

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