06/26/15 5:40 p.m.
Findlay Police have released the name of the officer involved in the June 9th shooting of Jeremy Linhart.
A report from the Police Department said Officer Aaron Fletcher fired a single shot that hit 30-year-old Linhart in the chest. Linhart was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital where he later died.
The report says Officer Andrew Rudnik made the initial traffic stop, pulling over the vehicle Linhart was a passenger in. The driver, Ericka Wright of Findlay, was found to be driving under suspension. Rudnik and Fletcher, who acted as back-up officer, ordered the vehicle be impounded per department policy and removed Wright and Linhart from the vehicle to perform inventory. Fletcher found a handgun and started a verbal exchange with Linhart. A physical struggle ensued and Fletcher shot Linhart.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification has not yet completed their investigation of the incident.
Fletcher is an 11-year veteran of the department. He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.
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