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Defiance police shoot, kill man

February 13, 2019

DEFIANCE, Ohio : A Defiance police officer shot and killed a man while investigating a disturbance call at a duplex, police said.

Police said the shooting Tuesday morning came after officers had been called to the home twice in the 12 hours leading up to the shooting.

Police Chief Todd Shafer said the first call was for a report of a sex offense, but he doesn’t know whether those calls were related to the disturbance.

The names of the officer or the man who died haven’t been released. Shafer said the man didn’t live at the home.

Shafer told the Crescent-News there hasn’t been another fatal shooting involving city police during his more than two decades on the job and he can’t remember one in the last 50 years.

Home northeast of Fort Wayne burns

No one was home when Northeast Allen County Fire and EMS was called to a house fire Tuesday in the 1700 block of Glen Elm Drive, near Popp, Tonkel and Leo roads.

The fire was reported at 12:32 p.m. at the one-story house. The house was unoccupied when firefighters arrived, but flames were shooting from the roof and there was heavy smoke, a fire department spokesman said.

Huntertown and Washington Township fire departments also responded. The fire is under investigation.

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