Deadly officer-involved shooting under investigation in Guernsey County

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Police are investigating a deadly police-involved shooting in Guernsey County. 

This afternoon, deputies arrived to a home in Fairview to take a 73-year-old man to the hospital under a doctor’s order for making threats to harm himself. 

When police arrived on scene, the man was not compliant and refused to leave the home. He spoke to deputies through a screened window. 

For nearly an hour, police tried to de-escalate the man’s behavior, and he then held up a gun and pointed it at deputies. 

The deputies responded to the man’s threat with ‘deadly force’ resulting in the man’s death.

No deputies were injured during the incident, which remains under investigation. 

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