Officers shoot, kill armed man who fired at Ohio trooper

TIRO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities say officers fatally shot an armed man who had fired a shotgun at a state trooper and fled to a home where he took aim at responding officers.

Investigators haven’t publicly identified the man killed Monday night in the confrontation in rural Crawford County, about 70 miles southwest of Cleveland.

The county sheriff’s office says a trooper saw the man walking in a roadway and stopped to talk to the pedestrian, who fired once at the patrol car and then fled into a field and eventually to his home. Authorities say the armed man then left the home and came toward officers, didn’t obey their commands and pointed a firearm at them. He was shot and died at the scene.

The shooting is under investigation.

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