Officer under investigation after shooting a man

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An officer involved in a shooting in Ashtabula is still under investigation this afternoon.

Police officers responded to a home on West 38th Street in Ashtabula for a report of a woman being held at gunpoint.  The officers arrived and found two men, one with a gun.  According to Police Chief, Robert Stell, it is believed that the officer fired when the man wouldn’t drop the weapon.  The wounded subject was then airlifted by helicopter to the hospital.  The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid leave, in accordance with department policy.

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