Officer-involved Shooting in Brookfield Township

Officer-involved Shooting in Brookfield Township

Girard Man Fatally Shot in Officer-Involved Incident in Brookfield Township

On Tuesday morning, tragedy struck when a 50-year-old man from Girard, Ohio, was shot dead in an officer-involved shooting in Brookfield Township. According to reports, the man, identified as Fred H. Wild III, was alleged to be criminally trespassing on private property when the police were called. When the officers arrived, Wild jumped into the driver’s seat of a stolen pickup truck with a snowplow attached and attempted to flee.

In an attempt to evade the officers, Wild reportedly charged at them with the stolen vehicle, resulting in multiple officers firing their weapons and striking Wild. Despite the efforts of first responders, Wild was pronounced dead on the scene.

Alleged Criminal Trespasser Killed in Altercation with Ohio Law Enforcement

The incident is currently under investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), and the officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.

It is important to note that this is a developing story, and more details may emerge as the investigation continues. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Fred H. Wild III during this difficult time.

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