Investigation underway into Perrysburg response to officer involved shooting

Published: Oct. 4, 2018 at 9:51 PM EDT
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An investigation is underway in Lucas County as to how Perrysburg city police officers handled an officer involved shooting in August.

That incident happened in August in Perrysburg Township as officers shot and killed a suspect who took a hostage and was shooting at officers.

Lucas County deputies will be looking at the response of Perrysburg city officers who responded to that call.

Issues have been raised after Perrysburg city officers spotted the suspect who fled from Perrysburg township officers. Perrysburg city officers gave chase on Fremont Pike. After officers lost the suspect, Perrysburg city officers continued to look for the suspect


When the suspect got out of his car in Perrysburg Township, police radio calls indicated shots were fired and that a hostage was taken. At that time, Perrysburg city officers were told not to leave the city until mutual aid was requested. This is according to dash cam video of the incident obtained by the 13abc I-Team.

After a few minutes of radio traffic, Perrysburg city officers do go to the scene on Neiderhouse Road.

When at the scene, Perrysburg city officers are seen on tape offering assistance and helping fellow officers.

Perrysburg Police chief Dan Paez arrives at the scene and orders his officers back to their cars. He tells two of the officers to go “back to the office.”

Perrysburg Mayor Tom Mackin has asked for an investigation into if proper procedures were followed in this instance. He’s asked the Lucas County Sheriff’s office to do that investigation.

Mackin tells 13abc he want the investigation to thorough.

Chief Paez did not return a call from 13abc for a comment.