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Man dead after barricading himself inside Parma home, shooting at police

Parma Standoff
Posted at 6:16 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 08:04:57-04

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting.

On Monday at 8:45 p.m., Parma Heights police were called to the 5800 block of Edgehill Drive on reports of a man pointing a gun at another man's head, according to a news release from Parma police.

Police said when they got there, the man, identified later by the medical examiner as 47-year-old John A. Vik, fled the area and drove to his home in Parma.

Parma police went to his home in the 4100 block of Liggett Drive and saw his truck.

When police attempted to speak with Vik, he barricaded himself inside of his home.

The Southwest Enforcement Bureau arrived to the scene and crisis negotiations were attempted to try and get him outside, authorities said.

On Tuesday around 2:30 a.m., Vik stepped outside through the front door and began shooting at officers, Parma police said.

Multiple officers returned fire, and he was later found dead, the news release states.

Police said the officers involved in the shooting are okay.