WAVERLY, Ohio — A county sheriff says one of his deputies fatally shot a male suspect during an altercation after an attempted traffic stop in Ohio.

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader says the suspect was shot around 4 a.m. Thursday on State Route 124 in the southern Ohio county. Sheriff’s officials later identified the man killed as 35-year-old James M. Burks, of Peebles.

Reader says a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle and three suspects fled after the vehicle pulled into a driveway. He says the deputy chased them on foot, made contact with the suspect and shot him during an altercation.

The deputy was treated at a hospital and released. Authorities didn’t immediately identify him.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.