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Sheriff: Man shoots, kills self in lobby of Preble County Sheriff’s Office

Published: Friday, December 30, 2016 @ 11:09 PM

FROM SCENE: Death investigation at Preble Co. Sheriff's Office

UPDATE @ 11:55 p.m.

An elderly man shot and killed himself Friday night in the lobby of  the Preble County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mike Simpson said.

The gunshot victim’s name was not released.

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Dispatch and jail personnel heard a loud pop coming from the lobby area shortly before 8 p.m. at the sheriff’s office, 1139 Preble Drive, in Eaton. They found the man seated in the lobby with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Eaton Fire and EMS, Eaton police and deputies responded, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene, Simpson said.

The man’s body was taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, where an autopsy will be performed. The death remains under investigation by the Preble County Sheriff’s Office and Preble County Coroner’s Office.

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FIRST REPORT

A death is under investigation tonight following “an incident” that happened at the Preble County Sheriff’s Office, dispatchers said.

We’re working to find out who has died, and how, and well as the nature of the incident. Supervisors were not made available and said further information would be released later tonight.