Ohio Officer's Wife Shoots Him, Kills Herself

Gates Mills Police Officer Dylan Hustosky's wife shot him twice before she turned the weapon on herself, police said.

Painesville, OH – The wife of a Gates Mills police officer killed herself after she shot her husband through a door in their Painesville home on Monday.

“My wife just shot me. Please,” 27-year-old Gates Mills Police Officer Dylan Hustosky told a 911 dispatcher just after 4 p.m. “She’s going to kill me. She already shot me through the door.”

“I’m bleeding out all over the place,” he said.

Officer Hustosky made the call from his cell phone as he fled from his residence, The Plain Dealer reported.

As the dispatcher attempted to give the officer instructions for a makeshift tourniquet, a gunshot rang out.

Officer Hustosky immediately began screaming and wailing.

“Please! Please Kayleigh, please!” he yelled desperately at one point.

Police raced to the scene and found Officer Hustosky outside Heritage Middle School with two gunshot wounds to his left arm. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition following surgery.

Officers attempted to contact Officer Hustosky’s wife, 29-year-old Kayleigh Hustosky, but received no response, WJW reported.

A SWAT team was dispatched, and police used drones and a robot to enter the residence, The Plain Dealer reported.

At 7:42 p.m., they found Kayleigh’s body inside the home with a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to Painesville Police Chief Dan Waterman, the couple had lived at the residence for approximately two years, and have a three-year-old son, WJW reported.

Their child was at a relative’s home at the time of the incident, and the chief said the department had no reports of prior disturbances at the couple’s home.

Officer Hustosky’s duty weapon was not the weapon used in the attack.

According to Gates Mills Police Chief Gregg Minichello, Officer Hustosky has been with the department for four-and-one-half years.

“I wish I had 10 of him,” Chief Minichello told WEWS. "Our condolences go out to Dylan and his entire family. We are and will continue to support the Hustosky family in any way that we can.”

The shooting remains under investigation.

You can listen to the 911 recording of the incident in the video below:

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What an awful situation. That was hard to listen to. Prayers for Officer Hustosky's healing, both physically and psychologically.


Thank God that Officer Hustosky will recover. When I first opened this story I saw the picture of him with his little boy and my heart sank. It will be a hard road for both of them but I'm thankful, too, that they have each other and that the young one wasn't in the home at the time.

Officer, you and your family are now added to my prayer list.


Prayers and condolences to the officer and his family.I can't begin to imagine what's going through his mind right now


am I reading this wrong? why did they "attempt to contact the wife" when she killed herself? what?


OK.... I'm not buying this story at all... This is a trained Police officer whining and crying as a woman (his wife) is on the other side of a door shooting at him. He is talking on the telephone whining and crying instead of letting his police training kick in and take control of the situation. He would be taking cover and looking for ways to take control of the situation. This man was using that 911 tape as part of his alibi.


I forgot to mention.... He was shot twice in the arm or hand depending on which report you believe. I believe arm. What are the odds of 2 shots striking his arm after being shot through a door?.... Lucky shot????