MARION, Ohio (WCMH)–A Marion County man is in the hospital after he was shot by a sheriff’s deputy Sunday night.
Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey has asked the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations to take this case over. He said the man pointed a shotgun at deputies who had responded to the scene.
Bailey said says it started at a home just outside of Marion when 44-year-old Tim Weiser became intoxicated, pulled out some guns, and started making threats.
His family and friends at the house left and called the sheriff.
Two deputies went up to the porch and heard gunshots inside. They called for backup and a tactical team showed up, Bailey said.
Over the next two hours, the sheriff estimated, about 50 rounds were fired from the home.
“He eventually came out in the backyard that’s where the tactical team was,” Bailey said. “They ordered him to put the weapon down. He raised the weapon towards the deputy. The deputy fired, striking him twice.”
Weiser is at Grant Medical Center, where the sheriff says he’s in critical condition.
After he was shot, the sheriff says Weiser still would not let go of his weapons, so they also used a taser on him.
“He’s going to protect himself and it was really out of character for this individual and it’s very unfortunate, but you point guns at the police and that’s what happens,” said Bailey.