Monday, Jun 27, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

State

Ohio man pointed toy gun before fatal shooting

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.

Points of Interest
Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…