Ohio police officer shot and killed after being ambushed by gunman

map identifying Euclid. Ohio. USA

An Ohio police officer investigating a call of a disturbance at a home was fatally shot Saturday night in what authorities described as an “ambush” by an alleged gunman who was found dead Sunday.

Euclid Police Chief Scott Meyer said Sunday that Officers were dispatched to a home in Euclid, Ohio, just before 10 p.m. local time in a residential area when a caller said she and her child were threatened by the child’s father. Euclid, Ohio, is about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland.  Capt. Mitchell Houser, a spokesperson for the Euclid Police Department, said in a statement that “while police were investigating, a gunman ambushed an officer, striking him with gunfire.” Houser said the mortally wounded officer, identified as Officer Jacob Derbin, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No other officers were injured.

Authorities said the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Deshawn Anthony Vaughn, was found dead by gunshot on Sunday afternoon in a home in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Law enforcement officials would not elaborate on how the suspect died, or say if officers and the suspect exchanged gunfire.

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