UPDATE: The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has released the identities and more information into Saturday’s shooting that saw two brothers shot and killed in a deputy-involved shooting. For those details, click here.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (WCMH) — A Knox County standoff with law enforcement that began Friday night after a shooting ended Saturday morning after two suspects were killed in an officer-involved shooting, per the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Knox County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jay Sheffer said that a shooting occurred at 11:30 p.m. Friday night at a residence on Gilchrist Road that involved “at least two suspects.”
KCSO said that multiple agencies, including the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Ohio State Highway Patrol, were assisting them in a standoff at the property throughout Saturday morning as a shelter in place order was sent to residents in the area.
According to the Knox County EMA, the two male suspects appeared on a side-by-side ATV at 9:00 a.m. before law enforcement tried to stop the suspects. An officer-involved shooting occurred with Captain Sheffer saying both suspects were fatally shot.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office provided a press conference with information on the officer-involved shooting. You can watch it in the video player above.
No law enforcement officers were injured in the shooting.
Sheffer added that two people were evacuated from the residence on Gilchrist Road: One before the officer-involved shooting and one after.
KCSO asks people to avoid Monroe Mills Road and Gilchrist Road north of Harding Road as law enforcement continues its investigation as the property is being secured.
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