Police officer shot in Ohio; suspect dead

Posted: 1:17 PM, Feb 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-07 18:17:06Z

Authorities say a police officer was shot and injured and the suspect is dead after police responded to a domestic disturbance call in western Ohio.

The Hardin County sheriff's office says Stephen Davis was sitting in a vehicle with a gun in front of a house when Kenton police responded around 5 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say the 47-year-old Kenton man fired at officers before fleeing in the vehicle.

The sheriff's statement says Davis stopped again, firing several rounds and striking Kenton officer Skyler Newfer. Davis then drove away, crashing in a ditch. Officers found Davis dead in the car from a gunshot.

Authorities say it wasn't immediately clear whether Davis shot himself or was shot in one of the gunfire exchanges with officers.