Girard, Ohio Police Officer shot and killed

The officer was responding to a domestic dispute

GIRARD, Oh - A Girard Ohio police officer was shot and killed last night while responding to a domestic incident.

The officer, 31 year old Justin Leo, had been called to the 400 block of Indiana Avenue in Girard at about 10:00pm Saturday night.

The suspect opened fire as the officer approached the home. Other officers returned fire and killed the suspect, who has not been identified as of this morning.

Law enforcement officers from Girard, Liberty Township and the Trumbull County Sheriffs Office responded to the incident. 

Officer Leo was a 5 year veteran of the Girard Police Department. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown where he died shortly after arrival. 

Girard is located just north of Youngstown, near Interstate 80.

Our sister station, WKBN, in Youngstown is working on this story and we hope to have more information on JET 24 Action News at 6 pm.


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