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Police: Suspect fatally shot in confrontation with officers

March 19, 2019

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police say a “highly agitated” man suspected of trying to break into an apartment in Ohio has been shot and killed in a confrontation with officers.

A Mansfield police news release says officers responded to an apartment complex Monday afternoon after a caller reported an unknown male breaking into an apartment. The caller said he believed the suspect was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and had a box cutter.

Police say officers confronted the suspect, who had injured himself with a cutting instrument, and used stun guns that had no effect on him.

Police say the confrontation escalated and the suspect was shot. He died at the scene. No officers were injured.

The suspect’s identity hadn’t been released Tuesday.

Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation was asked to investigate.