BB gun led to police involved shooting in Wadsworth

(Medina County) - Officials are investigating a police-involved shooting in Wadsworth. A young man was killed after creating a disturbance.

Wadsworth Police Chief Randall Reinke says Guy Barnard was shot Thursday evening, after he called dispatch and said he was outside, armed and dangerous.

Earlier police had received a tip from a resident, that someone had posted on Facebook that they were going to commit "suicide by cop".

Reinke says officers tried to talk Barnard down for 30 minutes, but shot the 26 year old when he pulled out a firearm. Reinke says it turned out to be a realistic looking B-B gun.

Six officers and 4 Medina County Deputies are on paid administrative leave as the Ohio Bureau of Criminal investigation probes the incident.

Chief Reinke says in 2012 Barnard was charged with making a bomb threat to Wadsworth Gigh School, and was convicted of inducing panic.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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