Suspect who killed officer in Girard shooting was revived with naloxone in 2015

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GIRARD, OH (WKBN) – The Trumbull County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who killed a Girard police officer as Jason Marble.

Marble killed Girard Police Officer Justin Leo as he was responding to a domestic incident at a home on Indiana Avenue, according to investigators. Another officer then exchanged gunfire with Marble, shooting and killing him.

Liberty Police Chief Richard Tisone confirmed that Marble was revived with naloxone in 2015.

In that incident, Liberty officers responded to a call about a car blocking traffic in the middle of the intersection at State Route 93 and Belmont Avenue. When they arrived, police said the car was still moving with Marble slumped over at the wheel. Police officers gave him CPR until firefighters came onto the scene and administered naloxone.

Marble was charged with DUI and felony drug possession.

At this point, the Trumbull County Coroner will handle Marble’s autopsy. Additional details of his death have not been released.

In the meantime, the process of analyzing evidence — including the suspect’s pistol and the weapons of both Leo and his partner who returned fire — will be methodical.

“We have the interviews and we have our own laboratory work that we’ll do,” Stickrath said. “I won’t go into detail on what we’re examining in the laboratory in terms of evidence but clearly, that takes some period of time.”

He said agents purposely allow time to pass before they interview the officer who returned fire, allowing the fog of the moment to pass.

“That generally does involve, in most cases, a two-sleep cycle situation before we do some of these interviews.”

So far this year, BCI has investigated over 20 officer-involved shooting incidents. Agents go through specialized training to handle them.

“We just walk our agents through these cases. We go through some of the history of these cases. We actually dissect, from our perspective, how we’ve handled some of these cases in the past,” Stickrath said.

Police officers escorted Leo’s remains home on Monday.

Public calling hours will be held from 2 to 6pm Saturday, Oct. 28 in Girard High School’s gymnasium. A funeral mass will be held at 2pm Sunday, Oct. 29 in the gym, officiated by the Rev. Msgr. John Zuraw. 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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