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Girard police officer shot, killed while responding to domestic call

Girard police officer shot, killed while responding to domestic call”

A call for a suicidal man Saturday night led to an officer being shot and killed and the man being killed when a second officer returned fire, according to a city official.

Officer Leo responded to domestic situation involving a firearm at a home in the 400 block of Indiana Avenue at around 10 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, a man inside the home spoke briefly with them.

Leo's partner shot and killed the suspect, Melfi told Cleveland's WJW.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is helping with the investigation.

Officers add that the suspect had several guns inside the home and had been drinking all day.

The officer has been identified as 31-year-old Justin Leo, Girard Mayor Jim Melfi confirmed on Sunday. "And then immediately, three more shots".

"They rushed the officer to the hospital in an ambulance", stated Worley.

Police say the identity of the suspect is being withheld and will be released by the Trumbull County Coroner's Office. He had been with the Girard Police Department for five years.

This is a developing story.



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