LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — The proprietor of a Sheffield Township emergency animal clinic killed himself Wednesday morning when drug investigators served a search warrant in search of data, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Workplace stated.
Dr. Craig Talbot, proprietor of the Animal Emergency Middle, died shortly after eight a.m. as members of the Lorain County Drug Activity Drive, the sheriff’s workplace and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration searched his Grove Avenue workplace.
Activity pressure brokers made contact with sixty six-yr-previous Talbot who agreed to cooperate with investigators, in line with the sheriff’s workplace’s assertion. The contents of the search warrant weren’t instantly obtainable. Cleveland.com has made a request for these data.
Talbot led the investigators to an inside workplace the place he grabbed a handgun and threatened to kill himself, the sheriff’s workplace stated. The brokers tried to persuade him to drop the gun.
The brokers referred to as two further deputies for help, they usually additionally tried to influence Talbot to drop the gun. One of many deputies fired a Taser at Talbot, and the sheriff’s workplace’s account of the incident stated “(a)s it was apparent that Dr. Talbot was not going to conform…”
The Taser appeared to haven’t any impact on Talbot, a deputy discharged a second Taser, the sheriff’s Workplace stated. That too appeared to haven’t any impact on Talbot.
Talbot then shot himself.
He died on the scene.
Det. Capt. Donald Barker stated the sheriff’s workplace requested the Lorain Police Division to deal with the investigation. Detectives from the division got here to the animal clinic and took over the investigation.
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