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Police: Officers fatally shoot man who pellet gun

MIAMISBURG, Ohio – Authorities say that police have fatally shot a southwest Ohio man who refused to drop what was later determined to be a pellet gun.

The Dayton Daily News reports that 33-year-old Robert Edwards was shot early Wednesday in Miami Township in Montgomery County.

Captain John Magill said township police were called to the Oakwood Village mobile home park around 12:15 pm after reports a man was making suicidal threats during the chat on social media.

Two officers discovered Edwards at the entrance of the park with what appeared to be a gun. Police say he refused repeated requests to drop the weapon and was shot three times.

Magill said the officers followed department policy. They have been placed on administrative leave pending the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to review.

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This story has been corrected on the location is in the near Miamisburg in Montgomery County, not Cincinnati in Clermont County.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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