UPDATE: Authorities now say no suspects have been arrested following Ohio officer shooting

Newcomerstown police identified the officer shot as Officer Bryan Eubanks. They say he was shot in the arm, treated, and released from the hospital (Courtesy: Newcomerstown Police)

UPDATE: A man authorities thought was a suspect in the shooting of an Ohio police officer has been questioned and cleared of the crime, Newcomerstown Police say.

According to our sister station, WSYX/WTTE, who is at the scene covering this story, it was believed that Chaz Gillilan was one of the suspected shooters. However, after Gillilan's picture was released by authorities, he was questioned and eventually cleared of the shooting. Police say Gillilan is not a suspect, meaning officers are still looking for the two people who really did pull the trigger.

Newcomerstown Police say Officer Bryan J. Eubanks was shot after pulling over a black Geo Tracker. As Eubanks was approaching the vehicle, police say "a white male passenger opened fire on the officer, shooting at him twice, striking him once in the arm." Officer Eubanks was taken to the hospital to be treated by has since been released.


Earlier Coverage:

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Authorities have issued a "Blue Alert" after they say an Ohio police officer was shot by two men.

Newcomerstown Police say the suspects are driving a black Geo Tracker that is blacked out and has dark tinted windows. The vehicle does not have license plates. One of the suspects is identified as Chaz Gillilan , 28, he and the other unnamed suspect are considered armed and dangerous, police say.

Police say one of the suspects is wearing a red sweatshirt and the other is wearing a lime green shirt. They also say one of the suspects is wearing a tactical vest. They're armed with a shot gun and hand guns, police say.

There is no information at this time on the condition of the officer. Authorities say the shooting happened in Tuscarawas County in Newcomerstown.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off