Last Updated on October 16, 2023, 8:20 am
Ohio: Off-Duty Gates Mills Police Officer shot in the arm by wife; inside story
Kayleigh Hustosky allegedly committed suicide after shooting off-duty Gates Mills police officer husband, Dylan Hustosky, in the arm on Monday, August 13, 2018, in Painesville, Ohio.
What happened to Dylan Hustosky?
According to the Painesville Police, he was shot in the left arm twice by his wife, Kayleigh Hustosky, in the couple’s home in Painesville, Ohio. Police chief Daniel Waterman addressed a press conference and explained the incident that shocked the Painesville community.
According to him, the Police responded to a 911 call by Dylan Hustosky at about 4:15 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018, and told the Police his wife shot him through the door. He said the officers had never been called to the couple’s house for any domestic violence issue. There had been no report of any problems between them, and they were not in the Police’s system.
His wife shot him twice in his left arm at their home in the 100 block of Cedarbrook Drive. The couple married for two and a half years during the incident.
Gates Mills Chief Greg Minichello said Daylan, who was 27 then, had been a member of the Department’s patrol unit and was associated with the police force since 2014. He had been a dedicated police officer, and the Department had no issues with him in his four-year service.
Injured, Dylan ran away from home to save his life. He was found close to the driveway of Heritage Middle School, across the street from his house. The Police called the rescue squad. He was taken to TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township and later transferred to MetraHealth Medical Center. He underwent surgery for his injuries.
What happened to Kayleigh Hustosky?
The investigator reported that Kayleigh Hustosky, who was 29 then, refused to cooperate with the Police or come out of the house. Painesville police called Lake County SWAT for assistance.
The SWAT used a robot and drones to go inside the home as they attempted to communicate with Kayleigh to come out of the house and surrender without confrontation. They found no movement in the place through the drones. She was discovered at 7:42 p.m. upstairs in the home with a single gunshot wound.
According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Kumar’s preliminary report, the gunshot wound on Kayleigh was consistent with the suicide. Her body was sent for an autopsy, and an investigation was to be conducted after the final report.
Dylan and his wife Kayleigh had a 3-year-old son and a dog. Their son was staying with a relative in Stow at the time of the incident. The dog was at the house and was not injured in the shooting. He was later given to Kayleigh’s mother.
The Authorities said Dylan’s service weapon was not used in the shooting. It is unclear what type of gun was used in the incident. No information was released on possible motives either.
Daylan Hustosky made a full recovery from his injuries. Kayleigh Hustosky lost her life in the devastating incident that shocked Painesville. The community mourned the loss of its cherished member.
The incident is a stark reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and domestic violence prevention. It cannot be stressed enough that mental health should be accessible to everyone who needs it. Mental health issues are a growing concern in our modern world. We should all remain vigilant, reach out to those who show signs of mental health issues, and report to the authorities at the first sign of violence.
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