Man wielding shotgun shot, killed by authorities in Crawford County

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TIRO, Ohio -- A man is dead in a police-involved shooting in Crawford County.

It happened at 9:41 p.m. on Lydell Road in Tiro, Ohio. That's in Crawford County near the Richland County line.

According to a press release from the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was north on state Route 39 near milepost two when he saw a man walking along the road. The trooper stopped the man and determined he had a shotgun.

The man then fired one round at the trooper's cruiser and ran north into a field.

Authorities from the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Shelby Police Department and Richland County Sheriff's Office responded to help.

A deputy spotted the man in a field walking toward a home on Lydell Road. The man refused to follow commands and entered the home, where he lived. As officers pulled up in front of the home, he came back outside, approached the officers and refused to obey commands. He pointed his gun at officers and was shot.

CPR was rendered by authorities, but the man died.

The man's identity has not yet been released.

Stay with Fox 8 News and FOX8.com for updates on this developing story.

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