Off-duty deputy shoots accused robber in Point Place - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Off-duty deputy shoots accused robber in Point Place

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A man will be charged with aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary upon his release from an area hospital. Toledo police say 18-year-old Andrew Short was shot by off-duty Lucas County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Hannon in Point Place after an attempted robbery.

Police say around 1 a.m. on 119th Street, Hannon let out his dog and was standing in a garage doorway when he noticed two people on foot in front of his house, as well as two unfamiliar cars parked out front.

Hannon says he put his weapon in his back pocket, preparing for what could come next.

"[Hannon] walked back up to the open garage door, and the suspect almost immediately pulled down a mask over his face, pointed a gun at him, and said, 'Give me everything that you've got,'" said Lt. Mark King.

According to Hannon, he pulled out his gun and warned Short he was a sheriff's deputy.

"He identified himself as a sheriff's deputy several times, and told the guy to drop the gun. He refused, so he fired one round at him," said King.

Short took off running and hopped into one of the getaway cars, while Hannon ran into his garage to take cover. The accomplices took Short to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. His injuries are not life-threatening.

The other car was pulled over moments later by Toledo police, and suspects inside admitted they had been planning to rob homes in the area.

"While they were casing the residences, they happen to see the gentleman standing there. Apparently, Short decided, 'I'm gonna go rob this guy.' But he didn't realize, obviously, he's an off-duty deputy sheriff, and he got more than he bargained for," said King.

Police arrested six accomplices and charged them with conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, as well.

The incident is under investigation. The deputy is not on administrative leave at this time because the sheriff believes his actions were justified.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • EPIC birthday bash works to attract and retain young professionals

    EPIC birthday bash works to attract and retain young professionals

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:26:52 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

       TOLEDO, OH.----The next business leaders of Toledo celebrated an EPIC Birthday Bash Friday night at the Central Union Terminal.    They belong to EPIC, a Chamber of Commerce group for young business and professional people.    EPIC stands for Engaging People-Inspiring Change.    Members believe a region influenced by  diverse talent is a region that can attract and retain it.   And you don’t have ...

    More >>

    TOLEDO, OH.----The next business leaders of Toledo celebrated an EPIC Birthday Bash Friday night at the Central Union Terminal. They belong to EPIC, a Chamber of Commerce group for young business and professional people. EPIC stands for Engaging People-Inspiring Change.

    More >>
  • Turn in weather brings walleye fishermen down to the river

    Turn in weather brings walleye fishermen down to the river

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:45:56 GMT
    The fish were biting on the Maumee River on Friday (Source: WTOL)The fish were biting on the Maumee River on Friday (Source: WTOL)

    Fisherman say this is normally peak time for the walleye run but the cold weather has slowed fishing on the Maumee River. 

    More >>

    Fisherman say this is normally peak time for the walleye run but the cold weather has slowed fishing on the Maumee River. 

    More >>
  • Toledo Police enrolling kids in Safe-T-City program

    Toledo Police enrolling kids in Safe-T-City program

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:28:09 GMT
    Kids learn the basics of safety at Safe-T-City in 2015 (Source: WTOL)Kids learn the basics of safety at Safe-T-City in 2015 (Source: WTOL)
    Kids learn the basics of safety at Safe-T-City in 2015 (Source: WTOL)Kids learn the basics of safety at Safe-T-City in 2015 (Source: WTOL)

    The program has been going strong in Toledo for 41 years. The free program will take place in morning or afternoon sessions over a number of different weeks this summer.

    More >>

    The program has been going strong in Toledo for 41 years. The free program will take place in morning or afternoon sessions over a number of different weeks this summer.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly