MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) – Police in Medina County provided new details to a sexual assault attempt and SWAT standoff that turned deadly early Sunday morning.
The investigation started just after midnight Sunday morning when an unclothed 17-year-old girl approached an employee in the McDonald’s parking lot on Wooster Pike.
The teen girl told the employee a man, identified as Shawn Guillereault, shot 44-year-old Rachel Azbell and then attempted to sexually assault the teenager before she was able to escape from a Stockbridge Drive home.
The McDonald’s worker immediately took the girl to Medina Hospital and called 911 while on the way.
Officers responded to the home at approximately 1 a.m. based off of the girl’s claims.
At around the same time, Guillereault called 911 to report that he shot his girlfriend, later identified as Azbell, in the head. Police were also informed that there were two more juveniles inside the home.
“It was a disagreement. It got out of control,” Guillereault told the dispatcher when asked why he shot Azbell.
The first officers on the scene approached Guillereault in the garage, where he was actually applying pressure to Azbell’s gunshot wound. He refused to leave her side and asked police to shoot him.
Guillereault eventually retreated into the home and triggered a three-hour standoff with police and SWAT officers.
Azbell was recovered by officers from the garage and flown to an area hospital via medevac helicopter. Police say she is currently fighting for survival and is on life support.
According to officials, the SWAT team and officers eventually made their way inside the home. They found Guillereault in the basement with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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