SHELBY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — A deputy was shot in the hand by his own firearm during a call on a domestic dispute.
Shelby County deputies were called out to Comanche Drive regarding a domestic dispute around 10:30 in the morning on Friday. One deputy stayed at the scene after responding deputies learned the situation involved child custody.
The situation escalated when the mother of the children involved in the dispute got into a physical altercation with that deputy. Investigators are still determining how that altercation began, but say that officer’s body camera was on during the entire incident.
Sheriff James Frye of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office told 2 NEWS that a female took the deputy’s firearm and two rounds were fired. The deputy was shot in his hand.
Both parties were transported to the hospital. The deputy is in good condition, according to Frye, but will need to have surgery on his hand.
It is unknown how the woman was able to acquire the firearm. Frye speculated that since the deputy was in plain clothes, he might have been wearing a holster different from the one the normal uniform requires.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is now handling the incident.