Identity of man shot and killed by New Straitsville officer released
New details are being released about the man who was shot and killed by a police officer in New Straitsville on Saturday at a carry out store.
A release sent out by the Perry County Coroner said 24-year-old Timmy Wilson was acting erratically. It said Wilson attacked the officer called to Ed’s Carryout and tried multiple times to take his weapon.
It said an autopsy showed Wilson died of a single gunshot wound to the torso.
The name of the officer involved is not yet being released by law enforcement, but the New Straitsville Police Chief said he has been released from the hospital.
"The family of the suspect, I have no words for them, it is a heartbreak," said Police Chief Andrew Love.
He says the community stepped up that Saturday night.
"Citizens inside that store saved his life period they intervened into a situation that had gone from bad to worse," said Chief Love.
Wilson's family is devastated by what happened.
"You couldn't ask for a better person in your life, you really couldn't," said Amy Bruce, who said she is Wilson's aunt.
They are now demanding a full investigation into the incident.
"We have a lot of questions," said Bruce, "a lot of questions that no one is answering."
Ohio BCI has taken over the case and said it will likely be open for months as they wait for official autopsy results.
The New Straitsville Police Chief said the officer-involved will not be on duty during the investigation.