- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio police officers can be heard in a 911 call ordering a man suspected of killing his adult son to drop a gun just before an officer fatally shoots him.

Police in in Twinsburg, a city 25 miles southeast of Cleveland, have asked the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to probe the police shooting death of 76-year-old Charles Shaw, the fatal shooting of 55-year-old Scott Shaw and the wounding of Charles Shaw’s 74-year-old wife Nancy.

Police have not said what prompted the shooting or how Nancy Shaw was wounded. Based on a description in the 911 recording, she may have been standing behind her husband in the doorway of the home when the officer, who was not identified, shot Charles Shaw. An employee at the hospital where Nancy Shaw was taken said Wednesday that no one by that name was hospitalized there.

Charles Shaw was pronounced dead at the scene. Scott Shaw was pronounced dead at a nearby medical facility.

The 911 call made around 5:45 p.m. came from a woman who identified herself as Scott Shaw’s wife, Kelly. She told a dispatcher that her father-in-law had shot her husband twice and that Scott Shaw was lying on his back in front of the home. County real estate records show the home is owned by Charles and Nancy Shaw.



When the dispatcher asked about a gun, Kelly Shaw told her it was a pistol and that her father-in-law was sitting in a chair holding it. Kelly Shaw also can be heard telling her mother-in-law that Charles Shaw had just shot his son and that she needed to get out of the house. With the dispatcher’s help, Kelly Shaw tried to give her husband cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

When police officers arrived, multiple voices can be heard ordering Charles Shaw to drop the gun. Police said Charles Shaw loaded the gun and pulled back the hammer before pointing it at police.

The officer who shot Charles Shaw is 32 years old and has been a Twinsburg police officer for 3 ½ years. He and the other officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave during the state investigation.

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