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Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers

Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers

The armed man accused of killing Disario and the two employees was found dead shortly after he opened fire at the nursing home, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said Friday at a news conference.

Two employees of the center and the suspected gunman were found dead inside the nursing home, the sheriff said. The gunman was not immediately identified. It is unclear how the shooter gained access to the building, which was usually secured, Thorp said.

Responding officers found Disario on the street and then investigated a report of a gunman at the nursing home, Thorp said.

Emergency personnel arrive to the scene of a shooting outside Pine Kirk nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio on Friday, May 12, 2017.

In honor of Kirkersville Police Chief Steven E. Disario, who was killed in the line of duty May 12, 2017.

"It's a real hard day". He was a father of six, with another child on the way. When the gunman was confronted by Disario, he shot Disario and the two hostages ran off unharmed.




From there, investigators said after having shot the police chief, Thomas Harltess going into the nursing home and fatally shot the two workers before in turn dying.

"We've lost a police officer". After spotting the suspect, he engaged with the alleged shooter, Thorp said. "I'm just sad to hear so many innocent people died", she said. They said he lived there "off and on'".

Peter Van Runkle, the head of the state trade association representing nursing homes, told the Dispatch that Pine Kirk caters to "the forgotten members of society". Some residents barricaded themselves during the shooting, but none of them were injured, he said.

The chief responded to a report of a man with a gun at the Pine Kirk nursing home at 7:50 a.m.in downtown Kirkersville in western Licking County. "Grateful for law enforcement's quick response".

Kirkersville Elementary School was closed for the day after sheriff's office officials asked the district to put the school on lockdown, said Southwest Licking Local School District office secretary Cindy Pickering.


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