CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - The Lake County Sheriff’s Office confirmed around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, that an investigation was underway for an apparent double homicide in the 7500 block of Andrea Drive in Concord Township.
Dozens of officers and a SWAT team swarming a home in Concord Township and two people dead within a mile away.
It’s a scene this small town is not used to seeing.
The two bodies were found near the intersection of Andrea Drive and Hoose Road around 11 pm Saturday night, January 4.
The identities of the victims have not yet been released.
Neighbors wouldn’t go on camera but they told 19 News, they heard about 4 gunshots.
For several hours officers were seen looking for evidence inside a white GMC Yukon.
While this was going on, about a mile away, a SWAT team responded to a report of a man barricaded inside a home on Oakridge Drive.
Sheriff Frank Leonbruno said deputies were called to the area of Oakridge Drive in Concord Township at 11:03 p.m. on Saturday for a barricaded suspect.
The SWAT team came to the scene and successfully negotiated the suspect out of the home, according to Sheriff Leonbruno.
According to police, the suspect was Blake Sargi, the person investigators believe murdered two people.
Officers were able to get Sargi to surrender without anyone getting hurt.
Andrea Drive and Oakridge Drive are just over half a mile apart and both off of Hoose Road.
(Note: The red pinpoints marking the streets are not indicators of where exactly on the street the separate incidents happened.)
Sheriff Leonbruno said, “The investigation is in its very early stages and no further information will be released regarding this incident at this time.”
Blake is currently detained in the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. He is expected to be arraigned Monday, Jan. 6.