Police investigating standoff on Armstrong Drive as murder-suicide

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A reported shooting and subsequent SWAT standoff on Armstrong Drive Thursday night is now being investigated as a murder-suicide, according to the South Bend Police Department.

At 7:30 p.m., police were called to the 6400 block of Armstrong Drive for a report of an assault and possible shooting.

Once at the scene, officers found a woman outside the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.

She was identified as 66-year-old Catherine Cleveland.

At the scene, a man barricaded himself inside the home, according to reports.

In response, the police department's SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiators were called to assist.

After several hours, the man stopped communicating with negotiators, leading police to believe he may have harmed himself.

The SWAT Team used a chemical agent to get inside the home.

Inside, officers found the man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports said.

The man, identified as 67-year-old Alfred Cleveland, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

Autopsies for both victims are pending.

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