An Ohio man opened fireplace at shut vary on an unsuspecting deputy throughout a wellness examine — lacking her by a hair, dramatic video exhibits.
The footage, launched Tuesday by the Warren County Sheriff’s Workplace, exhibits Deputy Sara Vaught exterior a house in Mason, the place cops responded on Feb. 15 after a person known as 911 to say his brother had taken one thing and simply wished to fall asleep, WXIX reported.
Video exhibits Vaught knocking on the door earlier than saying “here he is” as a suspect later recognized by police as 56-year-old Lance Runion sticks a gun exterior the door and fires a number of instances mere ft from the deputy.
Vaught briefly drops to 1 knee whereas returning fireplace, hanging Runion a number of instances. A number of different deputies then order Runion to point out his fingers, the footage exhibits.
“I’m good, I’m good, I think,” a breathless Vaught tells her companions. “I think I’m good.”
Vaught was not harm in the course of the trade of gunfire, deputies mentioned.
Runion, who was in crucial however secure situation after being shot a number of instances, was later charged with tried homicide and felonious assault within the incident. He stays hospitalized, WXIX reported early Thursday.
Runion’s brother, in the meantime, had instructed deputies the person had weapons in the home on the time, however didn’t consider he supposed to make use of them, WKRC reported.
Vaught, a Warren County deputy since 2014, is at the moment on administrative depart as an investigation into the taking pictures is ongoing, division officers mentioned.