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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Press Release from ACSO on Shooting



Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Dunham family,


On Aug 5, 2023, at 7:56 p.m. deputies respond to a call of a male with suicidal tendencies in the 200 block of SR 250 East, Rowsburg Ohio. When deputies arrived, they located a male sitting in a lawn chair in the back yard. Deputies attempted to talk with the male as they approached. He then threw his cellphone down to the ground and confronted deputies with deadly force.


Deputies used their service weapons and returned fire striking the male. The male died due the injuries at the scene. The scene was secured by the deputies.


The deceased male was ID as Larry Dunham, age 63


Jeromesville Fire Department was on scene. The Sheriff's Office called for assistance and turned the investigation over to the Ohio Bureau Criminal Investigations. Ashland County Coroner's Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol also responded. The Ashland County Coroners Offices transported the body to Lucas County for an autopsy.


No deputies were injured during this incident.


Any further information will be released by the Ohio Bureau of Investigations.


Chief Deputy David Blake


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