Twinsburg -- Police are releasing little information about the suspected murder-suicide Sept. 4 that brought Twinsburg police and Metro SWAT to a townhouse in the 9600 block of East Idlewood Drive.

Police said Robert Waltzer, 58, was home alone at his East Idelwood residence except his dog, Santiago, when he shot Jerry Robinson outside his condo, then went back inside and at some point turned the gun on himself.

Robinson was found on the ground near his truck at the East Idlewood address with "multiple gunshot wounds to his abdomen."

Mr. Robinson, whose driver's license lists a Northfield address, was transported to Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Health and Surgery Center, where he was prounounced dead an hour later.

The incident caused about 30 condos on both sides of the street to be evacuated, Twinsburg Assistant Police Chief Bob Gonsiewski said.

It ended about 10 p.m., when Metro SWAT fired tear gas into Waltzer's home, then entered to find Waltzer dead of an "apparent gunshot wound," Gonsiewski said.

The dog, Santiago, was returned to the Port Clinton shelter where Waltzer adopted him two years ago, police said.

Other news agencies reported that a relationship with a longtime girlfriend contributed to the domestic situation.

Editor's Note: The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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