Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Kent standoff

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KENT, Ohio -- BCI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Kent.

Sources first told the FOX 8 I-Team that the hostage situation in Kent, that ended with a suspect dead, was officer-involved.

It started Sunday afternoon around 12:30 p.m., as Kent police tried to negotiate with a man who was holding a woman against her will in the laundry room at the Villages of Franklin Crossing apartment complex on Silver Meadows Boulevard.

The standoff ended at about 9 p.m. Kent police said on Sunday that the suspect was dead and that a knife was recovered at the scene. Police say the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Christopher Carver, was holding the woman captive at knifepoint. He was shot and killed by police. The woman was taken to a local hospital but was not injured.

Kent police say no officers were hurt.

The Portage County Coroner’s Office who also earlier identified the suspect said an autopsy will be conducted Tuesday morning.

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