STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Springfield standoff ends in suicide

Police say the man's wife called 911 after he fired a handgun inside the home on S. 55th Street.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 11:59 PM
Updated: Feb. 13, 2018 11:33 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Police say a man shot himself after the SWAT team surrounded his home on Monday night.

The incident started around 7 p.m. in the 900 block of S. 55th Street near the Bob Straub Parkway. Officials say the man's wife called 911 after he fired a handgun inside the home and threatened her and the couple's two children, ages 13 and 17.

The woman took the children and barricaded herself in the garage, police said.

Around 9 o'clock police, stormed the house and found Timothy Michael Kurtz dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said.

Article Comments

Eugene
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 64°
Corvallis
Few Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 66°
Roseburg
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 64°
North Bend
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 58°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events