Authorities release name of officer who shot Copley Township gunman

COPLEY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Summit County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the Copley Township police officer who shot and killed the man that was on a shooting rampage through a neighborhood.

Officer Ben Campbell shot 51-year-old Michael Hance on Sunday, after Hance went on a killing spree that left seven other people dead and wounded another, the sheriff's department said. Copley police said that Hance shot at officers when they responded to the scene.

Campbell has been placed on paid administrative leave following the shooting, and authorities did not say he acted in the wrong.

A civilian in the area, former police officer Keith Lavery, also confronted Hance, but was not the one who shot him, the sheriff's office said.

The incident occurred in the area of Schocalog Road and Goodenough Avenue on Sunday. The Copley Police Department has asked the Summit County Sheriff's Office to investigate the shooting, which is standard procedure for all officer-involved shootings.

Authorities are still trying to work out details of the shootings and a motive for Hance's actions.

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