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Orrville police shoot man they say was armed and standing over an unconscious woman's body

The woman later died at the hospital
Posted at 10:09 PM, Jan 06, 2021

ORRVILLE, Ohio — The Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating after Orrville officers shot a Maple Heights man who was carrying a pistol while standing over the body of an unconscious woman, according to Orrville police.

Officers said they were called to the 200 block of Chateau Circle on Wednesday afternoon for a report of a man with a gun.

When authorities arrived, they found a man, identified as Kenneth Crenshaw, 33, of Maple Heights, with a pistol standing over a body of an unconscious female, identified as Jadea Jarvis, in a pool of blood.

The department said officers gave numerous commands to drop the weapon, but police say he ignored them and repeatedly shouted at officers to "shoot me!"

Crenshaw was struck in the right arm by gunfire and was transported to Orrville Aultman Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Jarvis was transported to Orrville Aultman Hospital where she died.

Crenshaw was eventually transported to Wayne County Jail and charged with aggravated murder.

The department said three officers from the Orrville Police Department were involved in the shooting. All three have been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

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