The names of a suspect and three victims have been released after a shooting at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Brooklyn on Thursday.
The Brooklyn Police Department said they were called to the Cracker Barrel at 5100 Tiedeman Rd. at about 8:40 p.m.
Police Chief Scott Mielke said the woman who called 911 said she told her husband that she was leaving him and that he didnít take the news well
. The woman told 911 dispatchers that he was in his car and circling the parking lot. She was fearful he may become violent.
When officers arrived, they heard gunshots inside the restaurant, police said. The male suspect was holding a ďlong gunĒ and trying to leave through the front door, Brooklyn police said in a news release. When he didnít surrender, officers shot him.
Brooklyn police said the suspect, Kevin Allen
, 51, of Strongsville was killed, along with his wife, Katherina Allen, 42 of Strongsville, and Kerri Allen, who was killed on her 10th birthday.
Another victim, Kayla Allen, 10, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center.
Police said they believed the girls were the Allens' daughters but have not confirmed the relationship.
Kevin Allen was previously arrested in 2008 for theft.
Police said the investigation is still early and ongoing but initial witness statements have Kevin Allen entering the restaurant with a "long gun" selectively firing at close range.