Armed suspect killed in officer-involved shooting off-campus

Emily Mills

A Kent police officer shot and killed an armed suspect about one mile north of campus early Thursday morning. 

According to Newsnet5 in Cleveland, officers were called to a home in the 600 block of Virginia Avenue around 3:46 a.m. for a report of an unwanted man inside a home creating a disturbance.

The suspect reportedly presented a deadly threat with a currently unknown weapon, leading an officer to fire.

Police said the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, knew the residents of the home.

A press conference will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday morning.

Kent Police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to the call, and the Portage County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

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