Domestic violence cases between spouses are becoming the leading causes of death in many U.S. states, as evidenced by a domestic dispute which left three dead and one injured. The tragic incident took place at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant in Brooklyn (Cleveland), Ohio, when a woman from inside the restaurant called police to report that she was feeling threatened by her husband. The same woman had just informed her husband that she was leaving him.
According to Cleveland.com:
Police arrived just as a man was exiting the restaurant with a “long gun,” the police chief said. Officers ordered the man to drop his weapon, then fatally shot him when he didn’t comply.
One woman and a girl were discovered to be already deceased inside. Another girl was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The police chief stated that he believed all of the victims were from the same family.
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