(AKRON) - Akron police responded to a call that a woman was being sexually assaulted at gunpoint in a Thurmont Road around 4 a.m. Sunday morning.
As officials arrived, the victim was able to escape from the home.
Officers attempted to enter the home but were met with gunfire from the suspect, when they returned fire before taking a defensive stance outside.
After four hours trying to communicate with the suspect w/ no response, swat deployed gas and officials entered the home, where they found the suspect dead with multiple gunshot wounds.
The two officers involved, two-year and three-year veterans, have been placed on administrative leave pending criminal and internal investigations.
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