Trumbull County police officer shot, killed while responding to domestic situation

GIRARD, Ohio – A 31-year-old police officer was shot and killed Saturday night while responding to a domestic situation in Trumbull County.

Officer Justin Leo died while in surgery at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, said James Melfi, the mayor of Girard, according to The Vindicator. Girard is a suburb just northwest of Youngstown.

Leo was shot about 10:15 p.m. while at a home with a man who had several firearms, according to 911 calls released to the The Vindicator.

Melfi told FOX 8 Cleveland that Leo’s partner shot and killed the suspect. Leo was not wearing a bulletproof vest.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting Girard police with their investigation. The probe into the circumstances surrounding the shooting continues, The Vindicator reports.

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