Trumbull Co. grand jury gets case of Niles man shot at by cops

NILES — The man accused of descending the stairs at his home early April 10 holding a toy gun while police entered the house, causing a Niles police officer to fire at him three times, was in court today.

Eric H. Gladhill, 45, of Vienna Avenue waived his preliminary hearing in Niles Municipal Court, and his domestic-violence and aggravated menacing charges were bound over to a Trumbull County grand jury.

Police said neither Gladhill or any of the officers involved were injured. Gladhill returned up the stairs with the gun after the shots were fired. He put down the gun and surrendered to police.

His wife called 911 at 11:48 p.m. April 9, saying she was hiding from Gladhill because he was drunk and causing a disturbance.

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