Police ID standoff suspect

Stand off in Trotwood. (WDTN Photo)
Stand off in Trotwood. (WDTN Photo)

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A six-hour long standoff ended just after 6:00 a.m. on Monday.  Police discovered the suspect’s body inside the home.

The Montgomery County SWAT unit was called to the 6300 block of Westford Rd. sometime after 11:00 p.m. Sunday.

Former mug shot of Shawn Watson.  (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Former mug shot of Shawn Watson. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

Police say the mother of Shawn Watson, 39, told police her son had a gun.

Officers were using a bull horn to convince Watson to come out of the house. They also threw tear gas into the home.

When officers finally entered the home, Watson was already dead.

Police believe he died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s