CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - The investigation into the death of a man in Clark County Wednesday morning is being conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
2 NEWS has learned that when deputies responded to a reported domestic incident on Arthur Road, they encountered a man sitting in the bed of a pickup truck holding a beer in one hand, and a gun in the other.
Unable to convince him to disarm or surrender, they utilized a stun gun, at which time they said the man fell back and apparently took his own life.
Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said the number of suicides in Clark County is on the rise.
2 NEWS wanted to dig deeper into the cause and what can be done to prevent it. Greta Mayer with the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene, and Madison counties said in 2001 suicides rank as the 18th leading cause of death in Clark County. In 2010, that number jumped to the 11th leading cause of death for the county.
"We are concerned that being this far in for the rest of this year being this high where we will end up," said Mayer.
Mayer says people need to keep a closer eye out for the signs of depression which is the leading cause of suicide like changes in mood, behavior and appetite.
"Warning signs for suicide we are looking at specifically talking about death and life is no longer worth living. Those kinds of things," Mayer said.
Emergency crews are responding to the report of an OSP trooper involved in an accident in Clark County.
2 NEWS Crash Report - Where the accidents are around the region.
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When police arrived in the 1300 block of Camphill Way they found a man in his early 20s dead in front of an apartment building.