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UPDATE: Suspect identified in Bloomfield standoff

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BLOOMFIELD, Ohio - The suspect in a standoff in Bloomfield Friday morning has been identified as Kenneth B. Hamrick, 59.

Officials said Hamrick was being served a misdemeanor warrant for OVI out of Ashtabula County. Even though the warrant was considered a misdemeanor, it was identified as "high risk," prompting the Special Response Team to handle the situation.

When the Team arrived at the Hamrick's door at 2766 Kinsman Road NW, they noticed a firearm in his posession.  Hamrick eventually slammed the door and barricaded himself.
After a four hour standoff where officials unsuccessfully attempted to make contact with the suspect via bullhorn, a robot was sent in to survey the home. There, they found Hamrick with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Officials say the man was alive when they found him.  He was transported via helicopter to St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
 
His injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

State Route 87 at 45 and 534 was closed in response to the standoff.

The closure occurred shortly after 7 a.m. US 322 to SR 45 to SR 88 is the detour, according to a release.

Stay connected with wfmj.com and 21 News for more on this developing story.

 

 

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