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Two Officers, Suspect Shot Following Burglary Call

Two Officers, Suspect Shot Following Burglary Call

by Leah AnayaJanuary 17, 2021

Kent, OH – Two officers were shot investigating a report of a burglary Sunday morning but are expected to make full recoveries. The suspect was also shot and injured.

Around 8am, a woman reported that a man was breaking into her house in the 1500 block of East Summit Street near Loop Road. When police arrived, the man was inside the home and, police say, he was armed.

Police said the officers were “physically engaged” with the man as soon as they entered the home. At some point during the contact, the man began firing at police, shooting two and leaving them with minor injuries.

Police shot back and the suspect was reportedly shot in the abdomen. He’s reportedly in stable condition after surgery.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, is being charged at least with aggravated burglary, felonious assault against police officers. More charged may be announced as the investigation carries out.

Police say that although the exact relationship between the suspect and the woman in the house, it was not a random incident and the two knew each other previously.

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Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya is a medically retired police officer. She served for three years at the Oakland Police Department, and just under five at a department in Washington State. Before that, she was an intelligence analyst in the US Army. She is now a stay at home mom living with her husband, who is still serving as a police officer, and their three children. She also grew up as the daughter of a police officer in California. Leah is now a writer and Deputy Editor at Law Enforcement News Network as well as the Business Manager for Washington State FOP. She's a peer support advocate for The Wounded Blue and Serve and Protect. You can find her on social media @leahmsanaya or at
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