Authorities releasing more information on the police involved shooting last Wednesday in the city of St. Marys.
62 year old Brad Scheer is now in custody after being released Sunday afternoon from the hospital where he was being treated for injuries sustained in an officer involved shooting outside of his home on Derrick Street.
Officers responded to the home of Scheer just after 10 p.m. March 13th in response to a 911 call that he made threatening remarks to shoot who ever responded to the call.
When officers arrived on scene Shreer came out of the house and raised a firearm towards them. Feeling threatened the officers fired what authorities are reporting were 5 or less shots towards Scheer hitting him at least once.
Chief Timothy Eberle stated at a media conference Monday that the gun Scheer had appeared to be a long rifle but was found to be a bb / pellet gun. Eberle says they back the officer's actions 100%.
Eberle and Sheriff Al Solomon releasing the names of the two officers involved. Five year veteran of the St. Marys police department patrolman Lucas Turpin and Auglaize County Deputy Tyler Price who has 2 years on the Sheriff's department. Both are on administrative leave as BCI continues to investigate the incident.
Sheer is being charged with aggravated menacing and made his initial appearance in Auglaize County Municipal Court Monday afternoon.