Jareth Vance : “Man Arrested for Shooting Officer & Hostage in Ohio – WHIO TV 7”

By | February 12, 2024

By Trend News Line 2024-02-12 13:13:54.

Man Arrested After Shooting police Officer and Hostage in Richland County

Ontario – A man is currently in custody after allegedly shooting a police officer and a woman who was being held hostage in Richland County on Sunday night.


The incident began when Ontario Police officers were dispatched to Landings at Walker Lake on Landings Court at 8:47 p.m. in response to a report of a protection order violation. According to our news partner, WBNS in Columbus, a 911 caller informed the police that the male suspect was armed.

The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Jareth Vance. Upon the officers’ arrival, Vance confronted them while holding a woman hostage at gunpoint. Despite attempts to rescue her, Vance opened fire, striking the officer at least once. The woman was also shot at least once while attempting to escape.

Vance then barricaded himself inside an apartment, taking a 16-year-old hostage. Hostage negotiators were called to the scene to assist in resolving the situation. The standoff lasted for four hours until Vance finally surrendered. Fortunately, the 16-year-old hostage was rescued unharmed.

The injured officer was immediately transported to the hospital, where he is currently listed in stable condition. The condition of the woman who was shot remains unknown at this time.

Authorities have not disclosed the specific charges Vance may face in relation to this incident.

This shocking and tragic turn of events highlights the dangers that law enforcement officers face in the line of duty. The brave actions of the Ontario Police officers and the hostage negotiators ensured the safe resolution of this terrifying situation.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and further details will be released as they become available.

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