A woman and three children are safe and a man is in police custody following what Cleveland Police called a domestic violence situation.
The SWAT team was called to a home on W. 91 St. near Almira Avenue around 9:00 p.m. for a call concerning a possibly suicidal man with a gun and children.
— Derick Waller Ch. 5 (@derickwallerTV) May 13, 2016
When officers arrived, they found the victim outside. Police had to request that Spanish-speaking officers respond to the scene because the victim spoke little English.
She told officers that she and the suspect lived at the home together and that they had gotten in an argument that became physical. The 25-year-old woman said 37-year-old Jamie Carrion grabbed her by her hair and dragged her around the house. She also said he grabbed her 4-year-old son by his face and pushed him.
At one point, Carrion allegedly put a gun to his head. When the woman went to push the gun away, he fired a shot through an upstairs window.
Police on scene could be heard over a bullhorn demanding the man leave the home with his two children, ages 11 and 14. The standoff lasted for more than an hour, as concerned neighbors looked on.
A downstairs neighbor heard the couple get into an argument, with the female attempting to leave the house with a suitcase.
"Did you see me put my hands on her? Did you see me put my hands on her?" Katrina Holmes recalled the man saying. "Then they left because she said she was going to call the police. She went next door. When he came back, he went upstairs, the police came and that's when they surrounded the house a little while later."
Carrion eventually came out and was arrested without incident. The children were not injured.
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