Deputy-involved shooting in Ashtabula County, suspect dead

Posted at 8:53 AM, Aug 16, 2016

One person is dead after a deputy-involved shooting in Ashtabula County Tuesday morning. 

According to the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office, it all started with a robbery around midnight. 

A deputy on his way home from work stopped at a house where he thought the robbery suspect might be, according to the sheriff's office.

Sometime after stopping, he called for back up.

The sheriff's office would not comment on what led up to the shooting but said four deputies fired shots.

"The subject did not respond to commands, to put his hands up and get out of the car," said Sheriff William Johnson.

The suspect—36-year-old Michael Scott Martin of Ashtabula County—was shot, crashed his vehicle and later died. It is unknown if Martin died as a result of the shooting.  A woman was in the car with him at the time of the shooting. She was taken to the sheriff's department for questioning. 

No deputies were injured.

All four deputies who fired shots were place on paid administrative leave, as required per protocol. 

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating.