Man Shot Dead During Police Standoff In Peterson Road Mifflin Township

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The Richland County Sheriff’s Office reported that two police officers shot a man after he threatened the authorities with a firearm.

According to press release, the standoff began at about 1:30 p.m. Officers went to a home located in the 3300 block of Peterson Road in Mifflin Township to serve a felony arrest warrant and search warrant.

Law enforcement on scene included the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Allied Special Operations Response Team and Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force as well as Ontario and Mansfield police departments.

The man reportedly put a blockade at his property and didn’t allow authorities inside, authorities tried a telephone negotiations before using OC pepper gas rounds, but RSCO reported their efforts was unsuccessful, according to the release.

According to the news release, authorities got inside the man’s house after, he came outside from the front door to listen to the officers negotiations, but went back inside after hearing them.

RCSO reported, the man was armed and threatened authorities inside. He was shot by Mansfield police officer Paul Webb, Jr. and Ontario police officer Rod Roose after several attempts to subdue him with non-lethal force, according to the release.

The emergency crews on scene  hurriedly treated him before rushing him to Ohio Health-Mansfield, where he died.

Police sought the warrants following an incident with the man on July 4, according to the release.

The sheriff’s office said authorities and non-law enforcement agencies made several attempts over the last month to have the man turn himself in. However, according to RSCO, alleged threatening behavior by the man, several weapons violations and additional complaints led to the warrant service on Tuesday.

The officers involved are reportedly on administrative leave per department policy.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation are currently investigating.