Male passenger identified in officer-involved shooting near Powhatan Point, female driver taken to jail

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All times are from January 10, 2020

UPDATE: 5:11 PM: Officials say the male passenger has been identified as Joshua Franklin Roberts, 41, of Meadville, Pennsylvania. In addition, Kristen L. McCoy was treated and released from the hospital for her injuries. She was incarcerated in the Belmont County Jail on an active warrant out of Pennsylvania and has additional charges pending as a result of this incident.


UPDATE: 3:31 PM: Officials have released the name of the female driver involved in today’s situation.

The female driver is Kristen Lee McCoy, 34, of Greenville PA.

McCoy had a nonlife-threatening injury to her shoulder.

The identity of the male suspect has not been established at this time.

Ohio State Patrol continue to investigate.

Route 7 is reopen to the public


Powhatan Point, OHIO (WTRF)- According to SGT. Nathan Dennis of the Ohio State Patrol the Ohio State Police started the chase after running plates at a rest area for a stolen vehicle from Meadville, PA.

The Ohio state police confirmed this happened around 8:48 AM in Fly, Ohio

Officials confirmed that a woman was driving the stolen vehicle with a male passenger.

Police stated the driver refused to stop and a spike strip was deployed on route 7 and the vehicle crashed into a guardrail.

Officials stated that the man got out of the vehicle and held the driver at gunpoint.

Police asked for the gunman to put the weapon down multiple times.

Officials stated that the man proceeded to move toward police with the woman while at gunpoint and police fired shots in the direction.

Medical attention was treated to both individuals.

The male was pronounced dead while the woman involved was taken to Wheeling Hospital.

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