According to Fox 28, the man involved in a 27-hour standoff on Randall Road has died after he was shot by police, the Richland County cornoner confirmed.
Officials said 58-year-old David Parker was shot by police after the suspect opened fire on officers. Police said Parker fired at least 22 shots at officers. After Parker was shot, police said he was transported to OhioHealth Med Central where he later died.
A Columbia Gas worker told police he came to the home on Randall Road early Monday morning to shut off the gas when the homeowner showed himself with what appeared to be an assault rifle.
Police then arrived on scene and say they were fired upon within the first few minutes. SWAT officers from the Columbus police have joined several other departments on Randall Road, blocking off the street with multiple state troopers.
During the standoff, officers have said they requested Parker to surrender 308 times and asked him to stop shooting at them than 30 times.
Several armored SWAT vehicles have been hit by bullets, and a ballistic shield held by an officer was penetrated by a bullet fired from Parker. No officers have been hurt during this standoff.
Police say they believe Parker has a gas mask, as they have fired tear gas into his home several times. Police have also flooded Parker’s basement, but he has still not surrendered.
Most neighbors have reportedly evacuated, although some have chosen to stay. Randall Road is completely blocked off; Mansfield city school buses reportedly avoided this area Tuesday morning as a precaution.
Reporter Mike McCarthy is live from the scene, uncovering the developing details.