A Barberton police officer was shot several times during a Friday morning standoff with a domestic violence suspect, according to WKYC.
The officer, who has not been identified, is apparently awaiting surgery at Summa Akron City Hospital.
According to WKYC, the officer’s injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening.
However, the suspect in the case is dead.
— WKYC Channel 3 News (@wkyc) February 8, 2019
The standoff was approaching its twelfth hour when the shooting happened.
Police responded to a domestic violence call Thursday evening. The male suspect apparently ran into a room, barricaded himself, and told officers he had a gun.
SWAT was called in late last night before they tried to breach the room around 3 a.m. Friday morning. The suspect fired off multiple rounds through the door, striking the Barberton officer.
Other SWAT members returned fire and killed the suspect.
An investigation is still underway.
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