Officer-involved shooting reported in Lordstown

Officer-involved shooting reported in Lordstown

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Multiple police agencies are on the scene of a shooting on Pleasant Valley Drive.

A neighbor said she heard what sounded like gunshots between noon and 1 p.m. Wednesday. A short time later, she saw police bringing a man who appeared to be her neighbor out of the house.

“I heard four shots go off, pop, pop, pop. It startled my dog. She barked and so I figured I’d go out and see what’s going on. That is when I saw cops lined up on the street,” neighbor Christine Rose said.

She said the man was not in handcuffs, but police were yelling at him to get on the ground. Police blocked off the road shortly before 4 p.m.

A BCI spokeswoman said the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Marshals Service, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were serving a federal search warrant with the assistance of the Lordstown police. An incident occurred while that search warrant was being served that led to a federal officer being injured and a Lordstown officer firing at least one shot.

One person is in custody. The number of shots fired by the officer and whether shots were fired by the person in custody is under investigation. No one was injured by gunfire, she said.

The federal officer’s injuries are not life threatening, but he was taken to a local hospital, the spokeswoman said.

This is a developing story. Check back here and watch upcoming newscasts for the latest updates. 

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