Shooting Suspect Dies Jumping Off Roof
April 16, 2012, 3:07 pm
A man wanted for a domestic violence-related shooting jumped off the roof of a five-story building in Old Town this morning as he tried to get away from police. 30-year-old Ervin Dirnbaugh caught the eye of an officer as he ran into a building near Northwest 5th and Everett.
There were concerns that he was armed. Officers surrounded the building and were developing a plan to search when Dirnbaugh jumped and landed on 5th Avenue. He was taken to a hospital and died.
Dirnbaugh was wanted for firing a shot at his girlfriend and threatening her father on Sunday afternoon inside a home near Southeast 127th and Market. Neither of them were injured.