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Springfield Twp. homeowner shot, killed by police after shooting at officers, officials say

Officers were following up on a zoning law violation, police say
Posted at 1:57 PM, Oct 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-06 14:39:02-04

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Ohio BCI is investigating after a Springfield Twp. homeowner shot at officers who were following up on a zoning violation and died after officers returned fire, according to officials.

The shooting happened at 11 a.m.

According to police, officers were doing a follow-up at a house in the 2300 block of Waterloo Road for a zoning law violation when 38-year-old Jeremy McCracken allegedly fired shots at them.

Police said that officers returned shots, striking McCracken.

McCracken was transported to Akron City Hospital. The Summit County Medical Examiner later confirmed he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No officers were injured during the shooting.

The officers involved in the shooting will be placed on mandatory administrative leave.