A Morrow County sheriff's detective was one of two men who were airlifted to a Columbus hospitalafter they were involved in an apparent shootout on Thursday afternoon.
The shooting was reported at about 1:30 p.m. in the 7300 block of Morrow County Road 179, 10TV'sMaureen Kocot reported.
Deputies arrived at the home because of a dispute involving neighbors. According toSheriff Steve Brenneman, one of the deputies thought the situation was under control and left thescene.
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Brenneman said that later, Morrow County Sheriff's Detective Brandon Moore wastipped off that there was a marijuana growing operation in a nearby field. Moore drove alongthe property in an unmarked vehicle and was shot at by a man inside the home.
According to investigators, Moore returned fire at the shooter, who was later identified asShane Roush.
Moore suffered three gunshot wounds, to his torso and leg, according to the Morrow CountySheriff's Office. He was airlifted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus and was in seriouscondition, 10TV's Tanisha Mallett reported.
Roush was also airlifted to Grant. He was shot at least twice, below his knees,investigators said.
The Franklin County bomb squad was called to the property to respond to grenades andweapons that were found inside the house, Kocot reported.
Between 500-600 marijuana plants were later found by authorities.
A woman whose daughter witnessed the shooting told her mother what happened.
"She said, 'Mom it's happening to us the neighbor is just shooting at us,'" the woman said."And she said they called the sheriff and the sheriff saved their lives, but that the sheriff was(in) bad (shape)."
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