Body cameras capture Ohio police shootout with man who thought he was shooting demons

GREEN TWP., OH (WLWT/NBC News) — Police in Green Township, Ohio have released body camera and dashcam footage showing a dramatic gunbattle and five hour standoff that took place over the weekend.

It began with a report of gunfire early Sunday morning. In a 911 call, a neighbor told dispatchers he saw his neighbor in the street talking about “killing demons.”

In the videos officers can be seen coming under fire as soon as they arrive at the scene. From their defensive posture, they are able to contain the suspect and suppress additional fire.

As he watches the video replay of the dramatic emergency call, Green Township Police Chief Jim Vetter is filled with pride.

“You’re thankful that no one was hurt in a situation like this. The officers performed exactly as they were trained and I couldn’t be any prouder of them,” Vetter said.

The suspect was taken into custody without injury, WLWT reports. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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