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Police: Man arrested after failed murder-suicide attempt

Man told officers he wanted to die
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Posted at 9:00 AM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 09:00:01-04

ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio -- A man is in custody after his gun jammed during an attempted murder-suicide in Elmwood Place, according to police.

Jeremy Stewart, 26, was found inside a home on Maple Street in Elmwood Place on Monday after Elmwood Place police and St. Bernard police responded to reports of a burglary in progress with shots fired, according to court documents.

A woman ran out of the house screaming when police arrived; she suffered a gunshot wound to the right thigh. Police said the woman identified Stewart as the man who shot her and said he was her ex-boyfriend.

Det. Robert Peters of Elmwood Place Police Department entered the home and found Stewart sitting on the front living room window. In the complaint, Peters said Stewart admitted to pushing the air conditioning unit out of said window to get into the home.

Stewart was taken into custody, but told officers he "did want to die and requested officers shoot him and take him out of his pain and suffering," the complaint said.

Police found two guns in the home, both registered to Stewart, according to court documents. One of the guns, a .38 Cobra, was found with one expended round that jammed while being fired.

Stewart, of Hawaiian Terrace, is charged with felonious assault, aggravated burglary and carrying concealed weapons.