Explosion: Suspect dies after shootout with law enforcement

DOVER (WJER) (May 3, 2024) – Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell says one suspect is dead after an early morning shootout with law enforcement at the top of the Schneiders Interchange exit ramp on I-77 south in Dover.

The man’s name has not been released at this time. He was not from Tuscarawa County.

No officers were injured.

Campbell says the situation began at 2:20 a.m. The man was having some kind of mental health crisis. Officers tried to intervene before the shooting just before 5:30 a.m

The ramp is expected to remain closed for several hours.

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