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Franklin County Deputies Expected To Recover From Shooting

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Two Franklin County deputies are expected to survive after being shot while trying to serve a warrant at a Linden home on Tuesday morning.
Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin says the deputies were working with a SWAT team that was helping serve the warrant to a woman who lives at the home in the 2700 block of Beulah Road.

Baldwin says both deputies were shot multiple times around 8 a.m., not long after officers had arrived. The shootings prompted a seven-hour standoff.

“We didn’t know how many people were in the house,” Baldwin said at a press conference at the scene. “We didn’t know whether we had two suspects, or a suspect and a hostage. We didn’t know, and we know that by rushing in too quick it can cause unnecessary injuries.”

Baldwin says officers eventually arrested the women after she climbed onto the roof of the two-story home. Baldwin says the warrant deputies were serving was related to a mandated mental health evaluation.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.