Deadly police involved-shooting under investigation
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been called out after a deadly officer-involved shooting following an incident in Hubbard late Tuesday.
A woman called dispatchers following a domestic argument just after 9 p.m. at their Hubbard-Masury Road home to report that her husband had gone into the woods with a shotgun. State Troopers and police from several departments surrounded the property.
Just after 10:30 p.m., an ambulance was called after police reported shots fired and the suspect was down on the ground near Van Ness Ave., which is behind his home. Police say the suspect, who was armed with two shotguns, was shot after aiming a gun at officers.
"Next thing I know I hear 'put the gun down' and as soon as I heard that I started going to the back to the house and I hear another 'put it down' and then two shots.", said Mike Bayus, a 39-year Hubbard Township resident. Bayus lives on Van Ness Avenue, where the shooting took place.
The man was taken to Mercy Hospital in Youngstown where he was pronounced dead.
According to State Troopers, they believed the suspect, identified as 55-year-old Shawn Thomas, was impaired and dangerous.
Police have contacted the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to take part in the investigation.
None of the officers or the woman who called the police were injured.
A 21 News crew at the scene found an area blocked off by crime scene tape.
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