Man Dies After Being Shot By Coshocton County Deputy


UPDATED: Wednesday March 27, 2013 5:19 PM

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal deputy-involved shooting that occurred late Tuesday night.

Investigators say a suspect was shot and a deputy was injured in the incident that happed just after 10 p.m. along U.S. Route 36.

Sheriff’s officials said that the deputy fired multiple shots and killed the driver who was being pursued.

According to Sheriff Tim Rogers, the incident started as a chase near New Concord in Muskingum County.

“There were shots fired by one officer at a suspect,” Rogers said.

The chase stopped when the suspect entered Coshocton County but resumed when Coshocton County deputies discovered the suspect's vehicle.

After a brief chase in Coshocton County, deputies engaged the suspect near County Road 509.

While trying to take him into custody, the suspect was shot. A deputy was also injured, according to the sheriff.

Details about the deputy's injuries were not released, but the sheriff said that he was "banged up pretty good" due to a crash.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, where he died.

The sheriff said he would not release details about how the shooting occurred, since the case was handed over to the state’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

10TV News confirmed that the registered owner of the pick-up was not driving the pick-up at the time.

The deputy was taken to the hospital and was treated and released.

Rogers said the incident remains under investigation.

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