Occurred February 18, 2013 @ 12:54 a.m. in Springfield Township, Gallia County. A Gallia County Deputy while on patrol saw a suspicious vehicle on Scenic Drive. The Deputy attempted to stop and check on the vehicle when it suddenly took off. The vehicle turned onto Mt. Olive Road with the Deputy in pursuit with his overhead lights on. The driver of the suspect vehicle lost control on Mt. Olive Road and went into a ditch and was still attempting to free the vehicle to continue on. The Deputy pinned the vehicle in the ditch and exited his car. An altercation took place at the driver’s side door and the deputy fired one round striking the suspect in the arm. The suspect was taken to Holzer Hospital E.R. where he was treated and released. He was later incarcerated on an outstanding warrant. Further charges are pending completion of the investigation. Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning requested Ohio BCI&I complete the investigation. BCI agents responded and were on scene and are completing the investigation.
No further information is being released pending completion of the investigation.