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Man wielding a firearm shot and killed in officer-involved shooting in Crawford County

Officer-involved shooting in Crawford County
Officer-involved shooting in Crawford County
Posted at 6:42 AM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 07:36:33-05

Officers from several agencies responded to an officer-involved shooting that left one man wielding a shotgun dead in Crawford County Monday night.

The shooting occurred around 9:40 p.m. on Lydell Road near Tiro, which is located in Crawford County, that borders Richland County.

An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was traveling northbound on State Route 39 when he noticed a man walking along the road.

When the trooper stopped,  he saw the man had a shotgun in his possession. The suspect shot at the patrol car during the stop and fled northbound on foot towards a field.

A deputy spotted the man in the field walking towards a residence on Lydell Road. Police said the suspect still had a firearm in his possession.

After refusing to follow commands, the suspect entered his place of residence. When officers approached the front of the residence, the suspect came back outside refusing to follow commands and pointed the firearm at the officers, according to the news release.

Officers shot and killed the man on the scene. CPR was administered by officers, but the suspect died from his injuries. No officers were injured.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigations, along with the Crawford County Prosecutor, Matthew Crawl and the Crawford County Coroner, Chris Johnson were on scene.

The identity of the suspect and officers involved are not being released as the investigation is still ongoing.