MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — The suspect in a Manchester home invasion was found dead on with self-inflicted gunshot wounds, police said.

Gloria Cacciola returned to her Oakland Street home Tuesday afternoon to chaos having to immediately shelter in place as police hunted for an armed and dangerous man.

“They told me they were looking for somebody that had a gun and to go inside,” Cacciola said.

According to police, 46-year-old Rye Shashok broke into a home on Oakland Street. He was holding a knife when the homeowner’s boyfriend came home.

According to police, the boyfriend then pulled out a gun, and Shashok attacked him. The boyfriend was hit in the face while the two struggled over the handgun, which Shashok was able to reach, police said.

Shashok then forced the boyfriend into a chair and tied him up, according to police. He allegedly told the boyfriend that the homeowner had abandoned him and that it was the boyfriend’s fault.

The homeowner returned, saw what was happening, ran away, and hid in a nearby home, according to police. When he saw her, her boyfriend yelled at her to run.

Shashok reportedly stole a 2011 Acura TL in New Jersey and was seen driving it away from the scene. He was considered armed and dangerous and had a handgun and knives, according to police.

Rye Shashok (Source: Manchester Police Department)

Police said that Shashok was related to the homeowner, but that they had not talked in years.

A larceny on Tuesday morning in Windham was also connected to Shashok, according to Connecticut State Police. He was seen driving away from Windham Center Road in a box truck, which was later found, and Shashok had run off.

Shashok led police on a foot chase where he fired multiple rounds at responding troopers. As troopers approached the suspect, they found he had shot himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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