Report: Hubbard Twp. suspect in deadly-officer involved shooting told police he had 'two guns sighted on them'
Hubbard Township police have released new details in the deadly officer-involved shooting of a suspect on October 3.
The report states that police were called to a house in the 2100 block of Hubbard-Masury Road after a woman called dispatchers following a domestic argument just after 9 p.m.
According to the report, the woman said her husband had threatened to kill her and was choking her.
She was able to call 911 when her husband, 55-year-old Shawn Thomas, went to retrieve a shotgun. The woman told police that he husband was armed and she believed he had been drinking.
Township officers, state troopers, and police from several departments, including Trumbull Co. Sheriff's deputies helped to surround the property.
The computer-aided dispatch (CAD) report shows that at 9:21 pm, Thomas entered the woods behind the house with a shotgun and called authorities saying he would "give up" and wanted police to "get the lights out of his face."
Around 9:30 pm, Thomas told officials he would shoot if police shot first and said he had "two guns sighted on them," according to the report.
At 9:32 p.m., the report stated that Thomas was pinging an SOS alert from the rear of the property.
By 9:35 pm, Thomas told police he would not surrender and that Thomas told officers he had no friends, only his mother, and she wouldn't be able to help him.
Around 9:46 p.m., the suspect was moving to new locations inside the woods.
Within minutes, the report stated police attempted to negotiate with Thomas to put down his guns and return to the house, where his wife had been removed.
Officers spotted Thomas heading toward his backyard nearly 50 minutes after the incident began.
At 9:53 pm, Thomas said he didn't want to shoot anyone and then told officers to "shoot him in the head so he didn't suffer," the report states.
Thomas told police that if he wanted to kill, "two would be dead now."
The CAD report ends at 9:58 p.m., with an officer saying he will quit if they send in a dog.
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.
A neighbor on Van Ness Avenue told 21 News at the time he heard officers telling Thomas to put the gun down, where the shooting took place.