In a heartbreaking incident that shocked the community of Painesville, Ohio, Kayleigh Hustosky, aged 29, tragically took her own life after shooting her husband, Dylan Hustosky, a police officer, in 2018. The incident occurred at their residence in the 100 block of Cedarbrook Drive, leaving a community in disbelief.
According to Painesville Police Chief Daniel Waterman, the incident unfolded when 27-year-old Dylan Hustosky was shot twice in his left arm by his wife, Kayleigh Hustosky. Following the shooting, Dylan managed to escape the house and called the police for assistance. He was found across the street near the entrance to Heritage Middle School’s parking lot.
Dylan Hustosky, who served as a member of the Gates Mills Police Department’s patrol section since 2014, did not deploy his service weapon during the incident, according to authorities. The couple had been married for two and a half years, and no prior allegations of domestic violence had been reported to law enforcement regarding their relationship.
After the initial call for help, law enforcement officers arrived at the scene. However, Kayleigh Hustosky refused to communicate with the police or leave the residence, where she was reportedly with their three-year-old son and their dog. Concerned for the safety of those inside, the Painesville Police Department called for assistance from the Lake County SWAT team.
During the incident, their three-year-old son was safely staying with a relative in Stow, and thankfully, the family dog was unharmed in the shooting.
Authorities entered the house using specialized equipment, including a robot and drones, and discovered Kayleigh Hustosky upstairs with a single gunshot wound at 7:42 p.m. Despite efforts to save her, she tragically lost her life.
An autopsy was conducted on Kayleigh Hustosky’s body after it was transferred to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding her tragic death. As of now, there is no information available regarding a possible motive for the incident or details about the type of firearm used.
The incident left the community shaken, with many questions unanswered. The authorities and community members were left grappling with the tragic loss and the aftermath of the shocking event.