Williams County Sheriff's Office investigating officer-involved shooting that left one dead

WILLIAMS COUNTY (WTVG) - The Williams County Sheriff's Office reports that it is investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead.

It happened around 10:15AM Thursday.

According to a press release from the sheriff's office, deputies were dispatched to a residence on US 20 near CR 7 for a wellbeing check.

Deputies say an area health care facility had been in contact with an adult male who sounded irate and upset, making statements that led health care personnel to believe he intended to harm himself or others with a firearm.

At 10:13AM, deputies arrived at the residence and tried to talk with a male who was brandishing what appeared to be an AR-15 style rifle. At 10:52, a medic and life squad responded to the scene where deputies say the man was fatally shot by an area officer.

The incident is under investigation by the Williams County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, as well as the Williams County Coroner and Prosecutor's Office.

Other agencies that assisted at the scene include Blakeslee, Edgerton, Edon, Montpelier, Pioneer, Stryker and West Unity.

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