Police: Detective shot in drug-related raid dies

Police: Detective shot in drug-related raid dies
Jorge Del Rio (Source: Dayton police Twitte)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a detective shot at a house in Ohio while serving a drug-related warrant has died after being taken off life support.

Authorities say Jorge Del Rio was shot in the face Monday while working with a Drug Enforcement Administration taskforce. They say detectives announced themselves as law enforcement officers before entering the house and Del Rio was shot entering a basement.

Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl said Del Rio died Thursday.

No one else was injured. Biehl says authorities recovered large amounts of fentanyl, cash and weapons.

Federal authorities say a man accused in the shooting was charged with assaulting an officer with a deadly weapon. Two others were charged with conspiring to distribute drugs.

Numerous law enforcement officers were at the hospital Thursday to honor Del Rio.

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This story has been updated to correct detective’s last name to Del Rio.