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Police say 2 teens killed, man arrested after Garfield Heights standoff (UPDATED)


GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Two teenage siblings were shot and killed by their mother's boyfriend at a Cleveland-area home, police said Thursday.

The victims were identified as Giselle Lopez, 19, and her 17-year-old brother Manuel Lopez Jr. They were shot in Garfield Heights just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.

A 29-year-old man was in a fight with his girlfriend when he opened fire, police said. The suspect's girlfriend was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

The suspect surrendered to police early Thursday after a standoff and was being held on charges including aggravated murder. His name wasn't immediately released.

Police say all of those involved lived in the home.

Giselle Lopez graduated fifth in her class in high school and planned to become a nurse, according to . She had perfect attendance her freshman year and was once recognized as the high school's Spanish student of the month.

“Giselle is extremely kind, responsible and dedicated to her studies,” read a March 2014 Facebook post from Garfield Heights City Schools. "She is always in class on time, prepared, productive and polite."

Lopez and her younger brother often made the honor roll together.

Neighbor Connie Allshouse told the victims' mother ran to her home and asked Allshouse to call police.

“Call 911, Connie. He shot my babies, he shot my babies,” Allshouse, 67, said the woman told her.

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