Two Officers, Suspect Shot Following Burglary Call
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.
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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.