Cuyahoga Falls man shot by police during domestic dispute Thursday morning

Cuyahoga Falls man shot by police during domestic dispute Thursday morning
The Stow Police Department is looking for the suspects accused of shooting a man in his apartment on Ritchie Road. (Source: WOIO)

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH (WOIO) - Cuyahoga Falls Police said a man pointed a gun at them while on a domestic dispute call and shot 39-year-old Robert Horn-Epling before arresting him.

On Thursday March 8 at at 7:15 a.m., Cuyahoga Falls officers said they responded to a call of domestic violence in the 1900 block of Cook Street.

When officers arrived at the scene, they said they met with a woman who had been injured in an apparent domestic incident.

Authorities said they removed a small child from the house and while attempting to make contact with Horn-Epling, he ran back into the house with a gun.

Horn-Epling pointed the gun at officers and an officer fired his gun, according to a police report.

The 39-year-old had a non-life threatening wound and was transported to an area hospital by the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department.

Horn-Epling was charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony in this situation, and aggravated menacing and inducing panic -- both misdemeanors.

The incident is currently under investigation by Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Summit County Prosecutor's Office and BCI.

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