Monday, 10 July 2017 09:17

Uniontown Officer Shot by Suspect

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Sgt. David White Sgt. David White Uniontown Police Department

At about 10:16 p.m Sunday, two Uniontown Police Officers responded to a domestic violence call at 10599 Lela Avenue NW. When the officers arrived, the suspect, 28-year-old Ryan Probst opened fire on them. Both officers returned fire, killing the suspect, but not before Sergeant David White with UPD was hit four times. 

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(Ryan Probst, 28 - Photo Credit: Stark County Sheriff's Office)

After the shooting, the officers called for back-up and the Stark County Sheriff's office, along with other Uniontown Police officers arrived on the scene. Sgt. White was transported to an Akron-area hospital. He had surgery at about 5:30 a.m. Monday and has since been listed in stable condition. 

During a press conference Monday morning, Stark County Sheriff George Maier noted that this was not Probst's first encounter with the law. He'd been arrested for violent offenses in the past and had a long RAP sheet. Sheriff Maier added that this wasn't the first domestic incident that they were called for at the home on Lela. 

Both Sgt. Smith and the other officer involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues. 

Sgt. Smith is a 25-year veteran of law enforcement and had been with the Uniontown Police Department since 2002. 

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