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Two Richmond Heights shooting deaths being investigated as suspected murder-suicide

July 30, 2018

Two Richmond Heights shooting deaths being investigated as suspected murder-suicide

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Richmond Heights detectives believe a man shot and killed a woman before he killed himself Sunday at an apartment complex.

The shooting that happened just before 8 p.m. at the Loganberry Ridge Apartments is being investigated as a suspected murder-suicide, police said Monday morning.

Annie Sims, 27, of Richmond Heights, was shot to death in the apartment building’s lobby, police said. Joseph Debow, 30, of Euclid, was found dead with a gunshot wound just outside the building, police said.

Investigators believe Debow shot Sims before he shot himself, police said.

The incident remains under investigation.

Debow and Sims had a child together, police said. The child was at the apartment building when the shooting occurred.

Family members took custody of the child Sunday night, police said.

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