2 suspects shot by police after allegedly stealing from Tractor Supply, then ramming cruiser

LAKEMORE, Ohio -- Police shot two suspects who reportedly rammed a cruiser after stealing from a Tractor Supply store early Tuesday morning.

According to a press release from Springfield Township police, it happened at 4:46 a.m. after Lakemore police were called to a theft in progress call at Tractor Supply, 1500 Canton Road.

An employee was working inside the closed store overnight when she heard the merchandise alarm going off outside the front of the store. The worker saw someone attempting to load store merchandise into a van. The van then drove away from the store, heading toward the back of the plaza.

Lakemore police found the van in the 1200 block of Main Street, and Springfield police officers resonded to assist.

The driver of the van put the vehicle in reverse and rammed a Lakemore police cruiser, which was parked directly behind it.

Shots were then fired.

Two male suspects in the van were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are not known.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handing the investigation.

The police officers involved were not injured.