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Published: Sunday, 10/23/2011

Butler County homicide suspect dies in Luna Pier


LUNA PIER, Mich. -- A Butler County, Ohio, homicide suspect is dead after being surrounded by Monroe County authorities Saturday night.

The Butler County Sheriff's Office alerted local authorities that a suspect in a homicide earlier Saturday was possibly in the Luna Pier area.

The suspect's vehicle was found parked outside the Super 8 motel in Luna Pier, according to a press release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The first floor of the motel was evacuated after it was determined the suspect was in a room on that floor.

Members of the the sheriff's office, Luna Pier Police Department, and Michigan State Police surrounded the building after a gunshot was heard coming from inside the suspect's room. Authorities determined the suspect had taken his own life.

Officials are not releasing the name of the suspect at this time.

This is a developing story. More details to come as information is released.

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