Man accused of shooting at Hubbard cop gets 22.5 yrs

Jeffrey Irby

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A jury found an Indiana man guilty on a charge of felonious assault Tuesday, and a judge sentenced him to 22 and a half years.

Police said Jeffery Irby of Ft. Wayne, Ind., opened fire on police officers during a chase on Oct. 14, 2014.

According to police, Officer D.J. Dripps pulled a car over for a traffic violation on West Liberty Street in Hubbard, right across from the police station, about 11:30 a.m. when the passenger, Jeffrey Irby, 26, of Fort Wayne, Ind., fled on foot.

Dripps started chasing him and the suspect opened fire, according to police.

Neighboring police departments and the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force responded to the call.

A perimeter was set up and police made contact with the suspect in the area of Hager Street and Clingan Street. Hubbard High School and Hubbard Elementary School were locked down for about 30 minutes while the pursuit was taking place.

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