Officer shoots man who allegedly rammed police car in Sylvania Township

Published: Jun. 8, 2020 at 6:19 AM EDT
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Police are on the scene Monday morning of an officer-involved shooting in Sylvania Township.

According to police, units responded to a call in the 6000 block of Black Oak Dr. for two women who were assaulted in a domestic violence case just before 5 a.m.

Police searched for the vehicle of 26-year-old Devontay Bryant, and when they attempted to pull him over, the suspect fled. Police did not pursue him and instead stayed at the scene.

Bryant came back to the scene, and when an officer got out of his vehicle to speak to him, he angled his vehicle toward the officer. Police say Bryant accelerated his vehicle and struck the police car, pinning the officer, who then fired nine shots.

Bryant has been taken to the hospital for his injuries.

The officer was identified as Logan Hosely, who's been an officer for two years. He was treated and released at the scene.

"There's clearly damage to the entire driver's side of the police car," Sylvania Township Police Chief Paul Long said. "The suspect accelerated, struck the police car. During that, the officer did fire shots, and struck the suspect."

Backup crews came to the scene to render aid to the suspect and officer. Both have been taken to the hospital.

Ohio BCI is on the scene.

"There'll be an independent investigation, independent review as there always is in an officer involved shooting," Long said. "It's just tragic that these things happen, you just hate to see it, but unfortunately it's a part of police work."

Rachel Schneider is on scene now where police and Ohio BCI are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Sylvania Township.

Posted by 13abc on Monday, June 8, 2020