- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A police officer has shot and wounded a baseball bat-wielding man at an Ohio homeless shelter.

Police say the unidentified man entered the Refuge of Hope Ministries homeless shelter in Canton Tuesday and began to make threats. Police Chief Bruce Lawver says the man was shot twice in the abdomen after the situation escalated.

The man was transported to a local hospital, where he’s listed in stable condition.

Police say they’re not ready to identify the officer or suspect involved in the shooting.

Residents were allowed to return to the shelter after the shooting around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide