A 58-year-old Maumee man fatally shot his dog and then himself in front of at least two people yesterday while sitting on a park bench near the Maumee River at Side Cut Metropark, Maumee police said.
Thomas Rotterdam, who lived on Piccadilly Lane in Maumee, was pronounced dead at the park by a Maumee firefighter.
The shooting was witnessed by a man and his wife at the park, said Charlie Hunt, an investigator with the Lucas County Coroner's Office.
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