Police shot and killed an armed man at a crowded Cracker Barrel restaurant where a woman and a girl had been killed and another person was wounded, sending customers fleeing out the back door.
The restaurant said the violence appeared to be the result of a domestic dispute between two customers. Authorities said a woman called 911 from the restaurant Thursday night, saying her husband was upset because she told him she was leaving him. He left the restaurant and was circling the parking lot, the woman told police.
Officers heard gunshots when they arrived and saw an armed man leaving the restaurant, which is located in a busy commercial corridor near Interstate 480 just south of Cleveland.
Police Chief Scott Mielke said officers shot him when he refused to surrender. The wounded person was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center but no condition was available.
Investigators remained at the scene until dawn Friday.