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US Marshal shot in Ohio while serving warrant to Danville fugitive, authorities say

Authorities said suspect also shot by return fire

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A U.S. Marshal and a fugitive out of Danville were both shot while exchanging gunfire in Ohio on Wednesday, authorities said.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, authorities were serving a warrant to 33-year-old Aaron Thomas in Canton, Ohio on Wednesday night when the shooting happened.

As officers approached the apartment complex where Thomas was hiding, authorities said he broke out a window and ran out of the front door while shooting at officers. That’s when they said one officer was hit, as was Thomas when authorities returned fire.

U.S. Marshals said both the officer and Thomas were taken to a local hospital. They also said the officer is in stable condition and will likely be released from the hospital soon. According to WKYC, Thomas is in stable condition following surgery.

According to authorities, a loaded gun belonging to Thomas was recovered at the scene.

The Ohio Bureau of Investigation will be investigating the incident since it is an officer-involved shooting.

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