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Ohio Deputy Shoots, Kills Armed Suspect After Cruiser Theft

May 08, 2012  | 

A Morrow County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who approached him armed with the patrol rifle he stole from another agency's cruiser.

Morrow County Deputy Clifford O'Connor encountered William E. Myers at about 10 p.m. Sunday in a church parking lot on Rt. 314 in Sparta. Earlier in the day, Myers had stolen a Knox County cruiser. A Delaware County Sheriff's deputy pursued Myers but lost him.

Deputy O'Connor spotted then spotted the stolen cruiser in the church lot. The deputy fatally shot Myers after he approached the deputy with a stolen patrol rifle, reports the Columbus Dispatch.

Tags: Police Equipment Thefts, Deadly Force, Morrow County (Ohio) Sheriff, Officer Involved Shootings


Comments (6)

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Morning Eagle @ 5/9/2012 12:29 AM

Good job Deputy O'Conner!!

duane hunter @ 5/9/2012 7:01 AM

Power of the press: vast majority of people read only the headlnes. this headline seem to imply Deputy shot suspect for stelaing cruiser. Only after reading story will you learn suspect pointed rifle at Deputy

Capt David LACO Retired @ 5/9/2012 7:34 AM

What! The poor guy was just returning the firearm to a local authority cause he was concerned about leaving it in the unit for fear someone with bad intentions might steal it. Or so some attorney may claim in the future for $10,000,000 death suit.

OldFart2008 @ 5/9/2012 7:42 AM

@Duane, you hit it square on the nose. When will the media ever get it right? How about "Ohio Deputy Shoots, Kills Suspect with Rifle Stolen from Cruiser"

Chief John @ 5/10/2012 5:29 AM

Press get something right , come on . I am surprised it wasn't labeled a suicide by cop and lets make the poor criminal the victim because he was depressed and could only feel better stealing police cruisers.

Bob@Az. @ 5/10/2012 10:11 AM

Score: Good Guys 1, POS: 0. Nice going Deputy O'Conner. Who knows who would've been harmed had that slug gotten away.

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