NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A statewide manhunt remains for two men who shot a Newcomerstown police officer Tuesday morning.
Police say the shooting happened on Johnson Hill Road SW and Post Boy Road SW around 10:15 a.m.
Authorities have issued a statewide alert to find the suspects, whose identities are not yet known.
28-year-old Chaz Gillilan was identified as one suspect and caught just before 1:30 p.m. He was originally named a suspect but has been cleared and is not charged with a crime.
The Newcomerstown village police officer was shot while investigating a mobile methamphetamine lab. The officer was taken to a hospital and has since been released.
The vehicle involved is a black Geo Tracker with no license plates and dark-tinted windows.
Anybody with information is asked to call police immediately. You can also call 1-877-262-3764 or 911 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.