I-Team: Suspect killed in Mansfield police-involved shooting

courtesy: FOX 8 viewer

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Mansfield police shot and killed a suspect after a struggle Monday afternoon.

Assistant Police Chief Keith Porch told FOX 8 the officers first tried using a taser on the man, but it had “no effect.”

The shooting happened shortly after police received a call at around 4:25 p.m. that a man was trying to break into an apartment off of West Straub.

The caller told police the man appeared intoxicated and had some type of sharp cutting instrument with him.

The assistant chief said the suspect died at the scene.

The three officers were not injured.

Agents with the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating the shooting.

Per the department’s policy, the officers have been placed on administrative leave.

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