- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an off-duty deputy sheriff in Ohio has died after being struck by a gunshot that penetrated a wall in his home.

The Stark County Sheriff’s Office says Chief Deputy John Campbell was shot Sunday morning in Lake Township near Canton. A statement calls the weapon firing an accidental discharge.

Stark County has asked the Summit County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.

Campbell was hired by the Stark County Sheriff’s Office in February 2015. He previously served as agent in-charge for the Ohio Investigative Unit’s Canton, Toledo and Cleveland districts.

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