Officer fatally shoots Twinsburg man accused of killing son, refusing to put gun down

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TWINSBURG, Ohio -- Authorities say a Twinsburg police officer shot and killed a 76-year-old man accused of shooting his own son and refusing to put his gun down when police arrived.

The shooting happened at 2425 Sherwin Dr. at just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Twinsburg officers were called to the home after reports of an "active shooter" and "active domestic situation."

A press release states that when officers arrived at the home, they found the body of a man, identified as Scott Robert Shaw, 55, lying on the ground with visible wounds.

A second man, identified as Charles Robert Shaw, 76, was close to his son's body, reloading a gun and cocking the hammer.  The release states that officers issued several commands to put the gun down.

Charles Shaw instead reportedly pointed the gun at officers. He was shot by an officer and fatally wounded. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Scott Shaw was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say a female victim was also taken to the hospital. Her condition is unknown. Police previously said the female was grazed by a bullet.

Police say the officer who shot Charles Shaw is a 32-year-old man, who has been with the department for three and a half years. As pursuant to policy, the officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

Twinsburg Police Chief Chris Noga released the following statement regarding the shooting:

"It is always tragic when lives are lost, but we are grateful that there were no other casualties."

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