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Ontario News

ONTARIO, Ohio (WOIO) – A Richland County police officer is in the hospital after being shot in a SWAT situation Sunday night, according to investigators.

The Ontario Police Department said in a statement the 6-year department veteran is currently stable following the shooting.

OPD said it happened around 8:47 p.m. in the 1000 block of Landings Court after officers received a call that a 32-year-old man violated a protection order.

The 32-year-old, who was holding a woman at gunpoint, fired at officers as they attempted to rescue the hostage, OPD said.

The woman was also shot after escaping the suspect’s control, OPD said, and the 32-year-old man barricaded himself inside the home with a second hostage.

The woman’s current condition is unknown.

Investigators confirmed the 32-year-old man, identified as Jareth Vance of Perrysville, surrendered to officers after a four-hour standoff. The second hostage, identified as a 16-year-old, was not injured.

Jareth Vance(Bingel, Julia | (Source: Richland County Sheriff))

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