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Sons Of Fatally Shot Cleveland Podiatrist Found Dead At Home After SWAT Standoff

Two persons of interest in the death of a Cleveland doctor, who were at the center of a 12-hour weekend standoff with authorities, have been identified as the physician’s two sons, Cleveland Jewish News reported.

Mark Warn, 29, and Michael Warn, 31, were found dead early Saturday morning inside a home in the South Euclid suburb of Cleveland. Police and Eastside Departments Group Enforcement SWAT officers were seeking to carry out a search warrant related to their investigation into the death of Dr. Richard H. Warn.

The causes of death for Mark and Michael Warn, who were the doctor’s sons from his first marriage, were ruled as suicides by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. Michael Warn was found to have died from a “intraoral gunshot wound” and Mark Warn died from a “gunshot wound to the head,” according to a report from the medical examiner.

On Friday evening, when the SWAT team began to approach the front door in an armored vehicle, the officers were shot at by someone in the house with a rifle and forced to move back. They eventually learned during the standoff that the two men were dead.

Richard Warn, a well-liked Cleveland podiatrist, was fatally shot in his home in suburban Beachwood on Thursday. Beachwood Police Chief Gary Haba confirmed Mark and Michael Warn were the two found in the home, the second one Richard Warn owned, but could not say whether they were suspects in their father’s death. It is being treated as a homicide.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher


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