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Press Release for Willard Police Incident

On January 1, 2024, at approximately 07:53 hours, the Willard Police Department responded to a shooting call in the 600 block of Fink Street. The female caller advised she had been shot in the leg. The male shooter had left the area on foot and was still armed. The female was transported by Willard Fire and EMS to Willard Mercy. Her condition is currently unknown.


At approximately 08:24 hours, the Willard Police Department received information that the male subject was at a relative's residence in the 200 block of South West Avenue. Members of the Willard Police Department, Huron County Sheriff's Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol set up a perimeter around the residence. Several family members left the home, but the male subject remained inside.


Officers were able to maintain communication with the male subject. At approximately 10:50 hours, the male subject surrendered peacefully.


The male subject was transported to the Huron County Jail pending formal charges. The Ohio Attorney General's Office was contacted and BC] arrived to gather evidence at the scene.


The Willard Police Department would like to thank the Huron County Sheriff's Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Attorney General's Office, BCI, Willard Fire and EMS, Plymouth Fire and EMS, and the public for their assistance.


The Willard Police Department is still investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting.


WPD Case Number 24-0007


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