Canton police fatally shoot suspect after being shot at

Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 6:39 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 11:13 AM EDT
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STARK COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Canton police officers fatally shot a 41-year-old man late Wednesday evening after responding to a report of a disturbance at a home on the city’s southwest side.

According to Canton Police Chief John Gabbard, officers were called to the home in the 300 block of 25th St. SW just after 10 p.m.

Canton officer involved shooting
Canton officer involved shooting((Source: WOIO))

When they arrived, Chief Gabbard said shots were fired at the officers and the officers returned fire.

Jeffrey Neff, of Canton, was struck.

EMS transported Neff to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Chief Gabbard also said one officer was graved by a bullet fired by Neff, but was not injured.

“Their daughters are wonderful. They always come over and the one always asks me if I can come help and clean your house. Their dad was good to them. So I really don’t know what happened. I know they had kind of domestic stuff,” said Rose Lorenzo, a neighbor.

19 News has learned agents with Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) will be handling the fatal officer involved shooting.