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Man dead, 2 officers injured after shots fired during domestic dispute call in Nelsonville

Nelsonville and Hocking College police responded to a domestic dispute call on Third Street around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — One man has died and two officers were injured after shots were fired during a domestic dispute call in Nelsonville Tuesday evening.

Around 7:30 p.m., officers with Nelsonville and Hocking College police responded to an apartment on Third Street, according to Nelsonville Chief of Police Scott Fitch. 

Fitch said shots were fired and a Nelsonville officer was shot in his vest. An officer with Hocking College suffered minor injuries.

The two officers along with another man at the scene were taken to OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital in Athens.

Fitch said the unidentified man died but did not say how. It is unclear how the man was involved in the incident.

Both officers are expected to be OK, according to Fitch.

Nelsonville police requested the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to lead the investigation.