Fairborn Police ID man fatally shot by police in Ohio standoff

Police Sgt. Mark Stannard says Loch was a suspect in several area robberies.

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) – Authorities have identified a robbery suspect they say was fatally shot by an officer in a standoff in southwestern Ohio when the man pointed a handgun at police.

Fairborn police said Tuesday that a single shot was fired at and struck 22-year-old Rouven Loch on Monday evening when he pointed the handgun after tear gas was used to force him out of a house. Loch was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police Sgt. Mark Stannard says Loch was a suspect in several area robberies.

Negotiators contacted Loch by phone trying to get him to surrender, but they say he refused to exit until the tear gas was deployed.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting that also will be reviewed by the prosecutor’s office.

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