BREAKING NEWS OUT OF OHIO… It’s Really BAD

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Police officer Justin Leo was fatally shot responding to a domestic dispute during the weekend.  (Girard Police Department)

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It is with great sadness that we have to report that a 31-year-old police officer in Ohio was fatally shot responding to a domestic dispute during the weekend.

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Girard officer Justin Leo was shot Saturday night, WFMJ reports.

Fox News reports that police were sent to a home around 10 p.m. regarding “a domestic situation involving a firearm,” Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Special Agent James Ciotti said in a press conference. “Upon arrival, officers approached the residence. There was a brief conversation between the officers and a male inside.”

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“Initial reports indicate the man pulled a gun and shot a Girard police officer,” he continued. “The second officer returned fire and the male inside was hit and pronounced dead at the scene.”

Leo died at a local hospital, according to Ciotti. Leo was a five-year veteran of the department.

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“Out of nowhere, one shot rang out,” neighbor Arron Wayland told the news station. “And then immediately, three more shots. ”

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation held a press conference early Sunday morning and announced that they are still looking into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

The suspect hasn’t been publicly identified.

A radio call for an “officer down” included an officer telling a dispatcher there was a man with several firearms who had been drinking all day.

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Sources say the suspect also said that he was going to hurt a lot of people.  Mayor James Melfi confirms that Officer Leo was called out for a domestic dispute and that the suspect had allegedly threatened his girlfriend and her children.

“Justin Leo was a young man I knew most of his life,” Girard Mayor Justin Melfi said during the press conference. “An absolute gentleman and someone who the city has been proud of since he had been here with us. Our communities, prayers and thoughts go out to Leo’s family.”

Officer Leo is survived by his parents who are both retired school teachers.  He was an only child according to Mayor Melfi who says he has known Leo since he was in the first grade because Leo went to school with Melfi’s daughter.

Public service has no higher calling than those who put themselves in harm’s way for their fellow citizens. Officer Justin Leo died protecting and serving his community.

We extend our prayers and deep condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Rest in peace and thank you for your service. You are a hero.

America’s Freedom Fighters backs our brave law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day and night to keep us safe.

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