LICKING COUNTY, OH (WOIO) –
Law enforcement in Licking County are investigating after the shooting death of a police chief and two others Friday morning. There were reports a gunman was opening fire inside a nursing home.
Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric Disario, 36, was killed while responding to the scene. He was ambushed by the suspect.
Police said the gunman walked into nursing facility and shot two others then turned the gun on himself.
According to the police and the Associated Press, the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and members of Homeland Security responded to a shooting at Pine Kirk Care Center in the 200 block of East Main Street in Kirkersville, approximately 25 miles east of Columbus. The incident was first reported around 7:30 a.m.
Disario was police chief for only three weeks. He was the father of six children and had one more on the way.
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