Loading…
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsState
Published: Tuesday, 11/27/2012

Ohio man pointed toy gun before fatal shooting

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MARION, Ohio — Police say a 40-year-old Ohio man pointed a toy gun at them before they shot him to death.

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey said he initially believed that the gun Byron Holveck leveled at the deputies Sunday night was real. The subsequent investigation showed it was actually a black soft-air pistol that fires plastic pellets.

Such guns look real, and Bailey told The Columbus Dispatch he believes Holveck pointed it at deputies hoping they would kill him.

Holveck's girlfriend, Heather Nightwine, said he was depressed and told her he was going to “go out in a blaze of glory.”

Bailey said Holveck leveled the gun and charged at two deputies, who both fired at him.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories


Points of Interest






Poll