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Police: Union County deputy fatally shoots man with gun in Marysville

Marysville Police Chief Tony Brooks said they received a call about a person pointing a gun at people Monday evening at a residence on Meadowlark Lane.

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The Marysville Division of Police said a man armed with a gun was shot and killed by a Union County Sheriff’s Office deputy Monday evening.

Marysville Police Chief Tony Brooks said their dispatch center received a call about a person, later identified as 33-year-old Matthew Todhunter, pointing a gun at people around 6:35 p.m. at a residence on Meadowlark Lane.

A second call came in saying Todhunter was intoxicated and had pulled a gun on the caller. The caller said he was sitting in a truck with a gun.

Investigators said Todhunter told one of his children that, "this is the day that daddy is going to die."

Brooks said a deputy arrived at the scene around 6:43 p.m.  About a minute later, the deputy fired his weapon and Todhunter was shot multiple times.

Officers with the Marysville police arrived moments later and began providing first aid. First responders with the fire department also arrived and tried to resuscitate Todhunter.

Todhunter was taken to Memorial Hospital just before 7 p.m. and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The deputy, whose name was not released, was not injured in the shooting. Authorities did not say if Todhunter fired any shots during the incident.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation. 10TV has reached out to the BCI spokesperson who said they cannot give out any details at this time.

The original incident remains under investigation by the Marysville police.

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