Ohio prison doctor murdered in Lakewood, suspect arrested after standoff

Ohio prison doctor murdered in Lakewood, suspect arrested after standoff

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (WOIO) - An 80-year-old doctor was found murdered outside a Lakewood home late Wednesday and the suspect taken into custody after a more than five hour standoff with police.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine confirmed the victim, Craig Cullen-Terzano, worked for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

DeWine said Cullen-Terzano drove to the correction reception center in Orient every day.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said Cullen-Terzano died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Lakewood police were called to a home in the 14600 block of Clifton Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday for a welfare check.

When officers arrived, they found the doctor’s body lying in front of the home.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the male suspect was inside the home and refused to come outside.

Police called the suspect multiple times, but he refused to leave the home, Capt. Sprague stated.

Sprague said members of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau S.W.A.T. Team were also brought to the home and the suspect was taken into custody around 5 a.m. Thursday.

Lakewood SWAT standoff ends with suspect in custody after man found dead outside home overnight
Lakewood SWAT standoff ends with suspect in custody after man found dead outside home overnight (Source: WOIO)

The suspect’s name has not been released.

Police have not released a motive for the murder.

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