Authorities investigate officer-involved shooting in Ashtabula, suspect taken to hospital

ASHTABULA, Ohio — Authorities tell the Fox 8 I-Team that they are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the city of Ashtabula.

Shortly after 5 a.m. Ashtabula police received a 9-1-1 call from a home at 420 West 38th Street that an intruder was holding a woman at gunpoint.

Three officers responded and once inside the residence, one of the officers became involved in a struggle with two men.

Ashtabula police say one of the men had a gun and was ordered to lower or drop his weapon. When he didn’t comply, the officer fired his gun, striking the man. The man was taken to the hospital. His condition is not known.

No officers were injured.

The shooting is currently under investigation by the State of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.