Domestic Disturbance Leads To Self-Defense Shooting, No Charges Expected


ELKRUN TOWNSHIP, OHIO — A domestic disturbance resulted in a fatal shooting that authorities are calling an act of self-defense.

The incident occurred just prior to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 17 in the 44000 block of Bell Road in Elkrun Township in Ohio, according to WFMJ.

Per a release from Columbiana County Sheriff Brian McLaughlin, the incident started during an argument on the roadway between Robert Harris and an unidentified female.

The two were arguing inside a Jeep when another man driving a truck came to pick up the woman.

A roadway altercation occurred that resulted in the Jeep running the truck off the road. Per the release, Harris and the driver of the other truck produced guns and began firing at each other.

Harris allegedly fired first. He was struck multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was not injured in the exchange.

Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office stated that they do not expect the driver of the truck to be charged in Harris’ death.


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Robert Nixon is a retired law enforcement officer whose career spanned thirty years in various assignments, to include the rank of chief. He is the owner of AO Training Solutions LLC, specializing in open enrollment defensive handgun and trauma first aid training.

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