Ohio Police Officer Killed At Domestic Violence Call
Girard (OH) Police Officer Justin Leo, age 31, was fatally shot late Saturday night while responding to a domestic call.
The Officer and his partner went to a home in Girard, a city near Youngstown in northeastern Ohio.
When they arrived, a man inside the home spoke briefly with them. He then pulled a gun and opened fire, according to authorities.
Leo was killed.
His partner returned fire and killed the gunman.
Leo was a five-year veteran of the Girard Police Department.
” An absolute gentleman and someone who the city has been proud of since he had been here with us,” Girard Mayor Jim Melfi said, according to WFMJ. “Our communities, prayers and thoughts go out to Leo’s family.”
The identity of the suspect or the other officer has not yet been released.