Ohio Sheriff Probes Township Police Shooting

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - A sheriff's office in Ohio is investigating the fatal shooting of a man by a township police officer.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says Ross Township police requested the outside investigation. Officers in the southwest Ohio township near Hamilton say they responded late Tuesday to a 911 call from a home.

Police say a suspect armed with a "long gun" took threatening actions, and was shot multiple times by a township officer.

The man who died at the scene was identified as 33-year-old Michael Snader Jr.

The township police chief says it appears that the officer acted appropriately. Sheriff's detectives are investigating at his request in conjunction with the county coroner's office.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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