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Ohio man sought in deaths of family kills self

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  • NEW: Davon Crawford shoots self after police find him in bathroom
  • Crawford was accused of shooting wife, her sister and her three children
  • 12-year-old escaped; 7-year-old in hospital after being shot
  • "Domestic argument" may have sparked shooting, police chief says
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(CNN) -- A man suspected of killing five members of his family and wounding another on Thursday committed suicide after police surrounded him in a house, police in Cleveland, Ohio, said Friday.

Police say Davon Crawford, 33, killed his new wife, her sister and three children.

Police say Davon Crawford, 33, killed his new wife, her sister and three children.

Acting on a tip, police surrounded the house and then entered it after seeing a man who matched the description of suspect Davon Crawford briefly step outside, police spokesman Lt. Thomas Stacho said.

"They confronted the male hiding in a bathroom," Stacho said. "When he spotted the agents, then he took his own life."

Cleveland police launched a manhunt Thursday for Crawford, 33, suspected of killing his new wife, Lechea Crawford, 30; her sister, Rose Stevens, 25; and three of Stevens' children, Destiny Woods, 5, and 2-year-old twins Dion and Davion Primm.

A 7-year-old boy was shot and hospitalized, Julie Short, a spokeswoman for MetroHealth Medical Center, said Friday. The boy's grandfather told CNN affiliate WEWS that the boy was in stable condition and talking after having been shot in the shoulder.

A fourth child, a 12-year-old boy, managed to escape, WKYC reported.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer also reported that a 2-month-old girl, the daughter of Davon and Lechea Crawford, escaped the shooting unharmed and is being cared for.

Police began searching for Crawford, 33, Thursday night after receiving a call around 8 p.m. to the upper floor of a duplex.

"It looks like it was some type of domestic argument that sparked this tragedy," Police Chief Michael McGrath said Friday.

The CNN Radio Network contributed to this story.

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