Summit County officers shoot and kill man who fired at police

Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 1:31 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 3:23 PM EDT
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SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Springfield Township police officers fatally shot a homeowner who fired several shots at them Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of East Waterloo Road.

According to officials, Springfield Township police officers were investigating a zoning law violation at a residence.

While conducting the investigation, the officers were shot at by the property owner, said Springfield Township Police Sergeant Eric East.

The officers returned fire, striking the suspect, said Sergeant East.

The suspect was transported to Akron City Hospital where he died from his injuries at 12:22 p.m. His name is not being released, but the Summit County Medical Examiner said he is 38 years old.

None of the officers were injured.

“The Springfield Township Police Department is dedicated to transparency and immediately contacted the Ohio Bureau of Investigation to take the lead in this investigation,” said Sergeant East.

The officers have been placed on mandatory administrative leave, which is customary in officer involved shooting, added Sergeant East.