ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) – A county sheriff says deputies have shot and killed an armed man wearing a bullet-proof vest during a confrontation inside an Ohio home.
The Star-Beacon in Ashtabula reports the unidentified man was killed around 7 a.m. Thursday.
Ashtabula County Sheriff William Johnson says deputies were called to an address in Ashtabula Township for a report of shots being fired. He says deputies were met by neighbors who pointed to a house where they heard gunfire.
Johnson says deputies were confronted inside the home by a man armed with a shotgun, handgun and knife. Johnson says deputies shot the man when he refused to obey their orders.
The sheriff says a submachine gun was found in the man’s vehicle.
Ashtabula Township is about 58 miles (93 kilometers) northeast of Cleveland.
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