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Ohio officer fatally shot at domestic dispute call

Officer Justin Leo was approaching the door of the home when the suspect opened fire

Duty Death: Justin Leo - [Girard, Ohio]

End of Service: 10/21/2017


Associated Press

GIRARD, Ohio — An Ohio police officer has been fatally shot while responding to a domestic dispute in the northeast part of the state.

Authorities say 31-year-old Girard police officer Justin Leo was shot just after 10 p.m. Saturday as he and another officer approached the door of a home and the suspect opened fire. Leo died during surgery at a local hospital.

The suspect was killed by another officer. The suspect hasn't been identified.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident.

Leo was a five-year veteran of the department.

A radio call for an "officer down" included an officer telling a dispatcher there was a man with several firearms who had been drinking all day.

 

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