Shots Fired Near Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy

6/18/18 – 5:05 A.M.

Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies detained a person near Leipsic early this morning after they fired two shots near a deputy. The sheriff’s office says a deputy went to 4384 Road H just after 12:30 a.m. to perform a welfare check on the person living there. The deputy went to the front door, and a person inside the house fired a shot.

The deputy retreated and called for help. The person fired a second shot a short time later. The shots did not hit anyone. Around six minutes after the second shot the person left the home unarmed. Deputies detained the suspect without further incident.

The suspect said they didn’t know who was at the door and didn’t want to harm law enforcement. Family members took the person for an evaluation.

The incident remains under investigation. The sheriff’s office is not publicly identifying the person who lived in the home.