Suspect shot dead by police after stabbing Sugarcreek officer

Captain Brian Dalton is an 8-year-veteran of the Sugarcreek Police Department

Suspect shot dead by police after stabbing Sugarcreek officer

SUGARCREEK, Ohio (WOIO) - The Sugarcreek Police Department confirmed an officer was stabbed on Wednesday morning.

The Sugarcreek Police Department identified the officer as Captain Brian Dalton.

The chief said Dalton has been an officer since 2011.

Police said an altercation began after Dalton stopped a truck driver.

The driver stabbed Dalton with a screwdriver before he was shot by the officer, according to 19 News sources.

Police said the suspect is dead.

His identity has not yet been released.

Captain Dalton was transported to Akron General Hospital by helicopter in stable condition and remains in the ICU, according to Chief Kaser.

Captain Brian Dalton (Source: Sugarcreek Police Department)
Captain Brian Dalton (Source: Sugarcreek Police Department) (Source: Sugarcreek Police Department)

The Tuscarawas Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene near the feed building at TMK Farm Service after the officer-involved shooting.

The Byesville Police Department joined the Village of Tuscarawas Police Department in sending thoughts and prayers to the officer.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sugarcreek Police Department officer who was stabbed earlier today. The officer is in...

Posted by Byesville Police on Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Suspect shot dead by police after stabbing Sugarcreek officer
Suspect shot dead by police after stabbing Sugarcreek officer (Source: WOIO)

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