BETHEL TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – The U.S. Marshals have identified the man fatally shot during an arrest attempt at a Bethel Township home Friday as 50-year-old Douglas C. Barton.
The U.S. Marshals Service Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team said it was involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect in Bethel Township.
The Marshal’s office said the team was attempting to arrest Barton with a warrant from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office for retaliation (making threats to a judge). Barton fired a weapon at the team, and a member of the task force returned fire, striking him.
No law enforcement officer injuries occurred.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will lead the investigation into this incident. The U.S. Marshals Service will also conduct an internal review after BCI completes its investigation.
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