'Call 911, He Shot My Babies': Ohio Man Arrested by SWAT After Allegedly Gunning Down Girlfriend's Children

A Garfield Heights woman lost both her children when her boyfriend allegedly shot them dead following a heated argument.

Police and SWAT officers arrived at an Ohio house late on Wednesday night after a neighbor called 911. A 17-year-old male and 19-year-old female were found shot in the driveway.

The 17-year-old was taken to Marymount Hospital and pronounced dead. The 19-year-old was taken to MetroHealth Hospital and—despite efforts by surgical staff—eventually died from her injuries.

According to Garfield Heights Firefighters, additional squads from Valley View and Cuyahoga Heights were called to the scene after the shooter, a 29-year-old man, barricaded himself inside the house.

After a four hour standoff, the man—whose name has not been released—surrendered peacefully to the police. He will now face charges of aggravated murder. The mother of the victims sustained minor injuries in the incident.

Speaking to Cleveland.com, neighbor Connie Allshouse said the victims' mother had frantically approached her asking to call the police. "Call 911, Connie," the mother said, according to Allshouse. "He shot my babies, he shot my babies."

Allshouse said the mother was "always afraid" of the man. "He always threatened her and said he would kill them and set the house on fire," she said. "I always knew something like this would happen. And it finally really happened."

Garfield Heights Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Earlier this week, a mother and her boyfriend were arrested in Las Vegas in connection to the death of her three-year-old boy. Cassie Smith, 20, and her 40-year-old boyfriend Joshua Oxford, had reported him missing on the morning of September 2.

Smith told officers that she had taken the three-year-old old to Sunset Park to feed the ducks and the boy vanished after she turned around to take a phone call.

An extensive search of the area was then conducted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, with assistance from other agencies including the Clark County Park Police, National Park Services, and the FBI's Joint Child Abuse Rapid Deployment Team. Following further interviews and investigations, Daniel's deceased body was found in a remote area near Lake Mead.

Smith and Oxford were then both arrested on suspicion of one count of child abuse or neglect.

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