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Published: Sunday, February 05, 2017 @ 3:51 PM
Updated: Monday, February 06, 2017 @ 6:02 PM
ENGLEWOOD — A 10-year veteran Englewood police officer shot and injured a man suspected of shooting a firearm at a motel.
The officer has been identified as Timothy Corcoran. He has has 17 total years of law enforcement experience, Lang said.
According to police, the Motel 6 manager called police around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday to report Porter damaged a room at the motel located at 9325 North Main Street. Police say he discharged a firearm at the motel.
“A physical altercation broke out ultimately leading to the officer having to fire his weapon in defense of his own life,” Lang said.
Lang said while the department would like to release body camera footage of the incident to the public, the department needs to protect the integrity of the investigation, while BCI and a Montgomery County grand jury review the case.
UPDATE @ 11:40 a.m. (Feb. 6)
An assistant manager from Motel 6 in Englewood told a dispatcher that a guest had been seen walking back and forth and “looking awkward.”
Police responded to shots fired into the Motel 6 and eventually an Englewood officer shot a suspect after a struggle at an out-of-business motel nearby.
That suspect, Shelly Porter III, died from his injuries in the emergency room at Miami Valley Hospital.
“We found bullets in the room. They shot through our window,” the assistant manager said of damage to Room 209. “The maintenance man checked it out. The bullets actually went through Room 134 and another room upstairs from another building.
The manger said the housekeeper had reported that earlier the guest was walking back and forth and looking kind of awkward.
“They were due to check out today and they’re gone, but we need to make a report on this,” the manager said.
Englewood police Sgt. Mike Lang said the department has never had a police-involved fatal shooting. But there have been two previous officer-involved shootings, including one that involved Lang himself.
“In 2010, (Officer) Chip Ridgway, while off-duty at the time, interrupted an armed robbery at his family’s pharmacy in East Dayton and returned fire on the suspect,” Lang said. “In 1999, I fired upon an armed robbery suspect. In both cases, the suspects lived and were convicted. The shootings were cleared.”
The police report from Sunday indicated that an Englewood police officer responded at 1:15 p.m. The officer wrote that a housekeeper reported she heard what sounded like gunshots about an hour earlier than that. The reporting officer in the Englewood police incident report was listed as J.M. Brownfield.
UPDATE @ 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6
The man who was shot by an Englewood police officer on Sunday died from multiple gunshot wounds at the Miami Valley Hospital emergency room, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
The man has been identified as Shelly Porter III, 41, address at large, according to the coroner’s office.
According to court records, Porter had several misdemeanor cases and a couple low-level felony cases.
Porter was convicted in January 2016 on two counts of receiving stolen property and one count of vandalism. He was sentenced to community control, which was terminated in November 2016.
Porter also had his intervention in lieu of conviction revoked after not successfully completing a drug treatment program, according to court records.
EARLIER (Feb. 5)
The officer was looking for the suspect and tracked him to the closed motel located at 1212 South Main Street, according to Englewood police Sgt. Michael Lang.
“That officer did everything he could do to bring that situation to a peaceful resolution,” Lang said. “That officer was in fear of his life and the suspect was obviously armed.”
The officer found the suspect at the abandoned motel and an altercation ensued. The suspect was reportedly armed and refused to obey the officer’s orders, according to Lang. The officer fired one or more rounds and struck the suspect.
Police said the suspect was known to them.
The officer who fired the shot was wearing a body camera, Lang said. This newsroom will be requesting video that should have been recorded during the incident.
No one else was involved in the incident, according to police. Officers went door-to-door at the abandoned motel to make sure no one else was there and may have been a witness.
The motel has been a public safety concern, with people looting and squatting inside the buildings. The Englewood Inn was recently closed and is in the process of being torn down, Lang said.
The Motel 6 manager was not available to describe damages to the room, and staff said they were not able to comment about the incident.
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Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 10:09 PM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 1:09 AM
WEST MANSFIELD, Logan County — UPDATE @ 1: 20 a.m: State Route 292, north of West Mansfield has reopened following a crash involving a semi-trailer Monday night.
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There were no injuries to the driver, who was trapped as a result of the crash that occurred around 9:45 p.m.
The driver will be cited, according to the Ohio Highway State Patrol, Springfield Post.
Deputies and a medic unit are on the scene of a semitrailer crash that left the driver trapped and forced the shutdown of state Route 292 north of West Mansfield in Logan County.
The driver's condition is not known.
The accident was dispatched about 9:45 p.m. as a motor vehicle crash at state Route 292 and County Road 50, north and east of Bellefontaine.
The semi is in a field, on its side and diesel fuel is leaking, we're hearing. A hazardous materials unit has been requested.
State Route 292 will be closed until further notice, according to Logan County Sheriff's Dispatch.
We will update this developing report as warranted. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 12:54 AM
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — A man in Ohio realized the downside of bringing home the bacon when a pig wouldn't stop following him on his way home this past weekend.
Officers in North Ridgeville, Ohio, received a call from a man who said while walking home from an Amtrak train station, a pig started following him, and he didn't know what to do, according to our partners at WCPO.
Thinking he had just left the bar in Elyria named the Train Station, police went out to pick up the caller, who they believed was drunk.
When officers arrived, they found the man stone-cold sober, complete with his four-legged stalker in tow.
In the end, the pig named Zoey, was very cooperative and placed in the back of a police cruiser and taken to the station. Police made the animal feel at home for a bit inside the department's dog kennels until the owner was notified, and it was picked up.
Authorities didn't say if the owner was cited for having a pig on the loose.
Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 8:44 PM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 10:01 PM
UPDATE @ 9:54 p.m.:
The top of a pole was struck by lightning, causing the second large outage that occurred at 7:22 p.m. in Bellefontaine.
Lightning damaged the pole and a transformer, causing 287 customers to lose power, Millhouse said.
Power was restored to all customers except one. Millhouse said crews are making final repairs and hopes to have power fully restored by midnight.
UPDATE @ 9:37 p.m.:
Approximately 86 customers are without power in Clark Co., 77 in Pleasant Township, according to the FirstEnergy outage map.
Trees and power lines are down in the 4200 block of Runyan Road, county dispatch has confirmed.
UPDATE @ 9:13 p.m.:
Two large outages affected two different parts of South Main Street in Bellefontaine within two minutes of each other, according to Director of Operations Kelly Millhouse of DP&L.
DP&L crews found blown fuses due to heavy lightening at the first outage reported at 7:20 p.m. in a predominately commercial area of town, Millhouse said.
All 373 customers have had their power restored except for one, said Millhouse.
The second outage occurred two minutes later at 7:22 p.m. and affected 287 customers in a predominantly residential area, according to Millhouse.
Multiple crews are currently patrolling the area of South Main Street near Cross Pointe Circle and South Detroit Street to determine the cause, Millhouse said.
Millhouse said it shouldn’t be too long for restoration but does not have an estimated time of restoration.
Nearly 373 customers were reported without power in the Bellefontaine area around 7:20 p.m. Monday, according to the DP&L Outage Map.
Logan County dispatchers said they believe the outages were weather related.
Estimated restoration time is currently reported to be midnight, according to the DP&L Outage Map.
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 11:35 PM
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