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Ohio Officer Shot In The Head While Responding To Domestic Disturbance

Warren County, OH – A Clearcreek Township police officer was shot in the head while responding to a domestic disturbance on Tuesday night.

The incident occurred at a residence located in the 5000-block of Ohio 48 at approximately 9 p.m. on July 12, Clearcreek Township Police Department (CTPD) Chief John Terrill told reporters later in the night, according to WXIX.

Chief Terrill said his officers were familiar with the suspect, 55-year-old Mark Evers, and that they had responded to the home for multiple other domestic violence calls in the past.

On this particular night, Evers was allegedly ramming an ATV into his wife’s vehicle, WXIX reported.

When CTPD officers arrived at the scene, the suspect opened fire and shot one of the officers in the head, Chief Terrill said.

The wounded officer’s female partner returned fire, killing the gunman, according to the chief.

A medical helicopter flew the wounded 14-year police veteran to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where he remained in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit on Tuesday night, according to The Enquirer.

When asked if the officer is expected to recover, Chief Terrill said it is still too early to know, FOX News reported.

“[He was] shot in the head, so we’re not quite sure how this is going to turn out yet,” he said.

The officer’s identity has not been released.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations is handling the ongoing investigation into the officer-involved shooting, FOX News reported.

Chief Terrill said the incident is the first officer-involved shooting in the history of the CTPD, which was founded in 1975, according to the Dayton Daily News.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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