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Ohio deputy shoots man wielding a gun in village’s downtown

December 16, 2018

APPLE CREEK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a deputy in Ohio fatally shot a man who was threatening to harm himself with a gun.

A Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post says deputies were assisting Apple Creek police Sunday morning when the shooting occurred.

The post says the 60-year-old man was found with a handgun behind a business in Apple Creek, and told officers they were going to have to shoot him.

Authorities tried to calm him down for a half hour, but he continued to hold the gun to his head as he “roamed about the downtown area.”

Authorities say the man approached a deputy, who told him multiple times to drop the gun. He refused and the deputy fired one shot from his rifle.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital. The deputy is on leave pending investigation.

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