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2 Shelby police officers shoot man armed with rifle who fired shots at police

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Posted at 8:17 AM, Mar 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-17 08:17:25-04

SHELBY, Ohio — Two Shelby police officers shot an armed man during a standoff that started late Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday morning.

Officers responded at approximately 11:51 p.m. to the west end of Seneca Drive for a potentially armed and suicidal man.

When officers arrived, the man was standing near a vehicle and fired his rifle.

Officers repeatedly attempted dialogue with the man, who responded by firing additional shots, according to the news release.

At 12:52 a.m. Wednesday, the man pointed his rifle at officers, and two Shelby police officers fired their weapons striking the man.

Officers assembled a four-man team and approached the man, securing his weapon and providing first aid.

The man was transported to Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital for treatment.

Both officers who fired their weapons have been placed on administrative leave, per the department’s policy.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the officer-involved shooting.

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