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Police ID shooter, victim in Miami Twp. murder suicide

Police investigate the home where the incident occurred. Police investigate the home where the incident occurred.
MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Police have identified the two men who died Monday in an apparent murder suicide in Miami Township.

John Waitas, 38, shot Robert Dyer before turning the gun on himself, according to a release from Miami Township Assistant Police Chief Mike Mills.

Dyer, 35, lived with Waitas' estranged wife, Shannon Waitas, at a home in the 5400 block of Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road. Waitas reportedly broke into the home around 5:50 a.m. and shot Dyer multiple times.

Authorities say Waitas had a brief verbal encounter with his estranged wife before taking his own life. Shannon and three children in the home were not hurt in the incident.

Miami Township Police were called to the residence last month when Waitas came to the home and refused to leave.

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