Parma, OH - Former-police officer-turned fugitive was finally captured dead after a days-long manhunt.
U.S. Marshalls had tracked Griffin to North Ridgeville where he stayed at a Motel 6.
While he was at the motel, he stayed with an accomplice that later took him to a home on West 165 Street Monday night, according got FOX8.
WOIO reported that Cleveland police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia released a statement saying, "Cleveland SWAT responded to 3699 W. 165 on information from the USMS and Violent Crimes Task Force for wanted male Tommie Griffin.
"After a six-hour standoff, officers entered the home, heard a gunshot and found the suspect in the basement with a self inflicted gunshot wound."
Griffin was found dead after having used an AR-15 to shoot himself. Investigators are unsure how he got the rifle and they will be attempting to track the owner.
The manhunt started after Griffin cut off his GPS monitoring device over the weekend. They then asked the public for assistance in locating him, according to Cleveland19 .
He had been arrested on multiple charges from the January 14 incident where he allegedly attacked his girlfriend, a 42-year-old woman.
The victim, who has not been identified, told police that Griffin assaulted her while she was sleeping, and threatened her with a gun.
In court records, Griffin also allegedly fired two shots into the mattress.
When officers responded to the victim's residence after the incident, they discovered the victim with serious injuries to her face. They also found the home in complete disarray.
When Griffin appeared before Judge Deanna O'Donnell after he was arrested, she issued a temporary restraining order to protect the victim and her 10-year-old daughter. She also ordered Griffin to turn in all of his weapons to the Parma Police Department.
In response, Griffin told Judge O'Donnell that he had weapons inside his safe but said that he had lost his key. He was placed under $250,000 bond.
A grand jury later indicted Griffin on charges of rape, kidnapping, felonious assault, domestic violence, tampering with evidence, possessing criminal tools, pandering obscenity, and telecommunications harassment.
Griffin resigned on February 27 after a 23-year career with the Cleveland Police Department.
His trial was scheduled for October 30.