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Warren County Deputy Shootout on Porch Caught on Doorbell Camera

Warren County Deputy Shootout on Porch Caught on Doorbell Camera

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Doorbell camera video shows exchange of gunfire between Warren Co. deputy and suspect

Doorbell camera video shows an exchange of gunfire between Warren Co. deputy and suspect

 

Doorbell camera shows an exchange of gunfire between Warren County Deputy Sara Vaught and Lance Runion during a welfare check at Runion’s Deerfield Township home (Provided by WCSO)

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Video from a doorbell camera shows the moment a distraught man opens fire on an unsuspecting deputy there for a welfare check.

Doorbell camera shows an exchange of gunfire between Warren County Deputy Sara Vaught and Lance Runion during a welfare check at Runion’s Deerfield Township home (Provided by WCSO)

Deputies were called to Hunt Club Drive on Feb. 15 for a possible overdose by a distraught man, identified as Lance Runion.

His brother told 911 that Runion had a history of emotional issues and had taken something, claiming he just wanted to go to sleep. The brother did tell 911 that Runion had guns in the house but he didn’t believe he would use them on anyone.

Deputy Sara Vaught tried to check on Runion repeatedly before the front door opened and the video shows a man investigators say is Runion firing a shot at close range.

He misses Deputy Sara Vaught, who then returns fire, hitting him multiple times.

Other deputies ask her if she’s okay, Dep Vaught replies, “I’m good”.

Deputy Vaught wasn’t hurt.

Runion was taken to the hospital where he is still recovering. He’s charged with attempted murder and felonious assault.

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