An attempted traffic stop in Ross County ultimately ended with one person shot, and three others arrested.
According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol encountered a speeding vehicle along US 23 southbound shortly after 2:30 a.m. Monday and attempted a traffic stop.
The driver failed to stop and a brief pursuit ensued. The chase was halted once the offending vehicle approached the City of Waverly.
Deputies with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office were soon able to locate the vehicle near US 32 and State Route 104 and took over the pursuit, which concluded at a dead-end road in the 400-block of Spunk Run Road.
The vehicle is then alleged to have charged at one of the responding deputies, leading to an officer-involved shooting. One of four individuals in the vehicle was wounded by the gunfire and was subsequently taken to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for treatment. The other three individuals were placed into custody.
The person shot during the incident was not identified in the release issued by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office.
The only individual among the four to be identified, Trey Reed, 19, of Portsmouth, has been charged with felony fleeing and eluding. Mr. Reed was also found to have felony warrants from Scioto County for failure to appear.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Office is currently consulting with the Pike County Prosecutor’s Office on additional charges to be later presented to the next term of the Pike County Grand Jury.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Office has requested that the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation conduct an investigation into the officer-involved shooting.