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Armed suspect Ricky Walter Shiffer who tried to breach Cincinnati FBI building shot and killed after standoff

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, suspect Ricky Walter Shiffer with a gun was shot and killed by police after he tried to break into an FBI building in Cincinnati.

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According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, suspect Ricky Walter Shiffer with a gun was shot and killed by police after he tried to break into an FBI building in Cincinnati.

Ohio State Highway Patrol says it all started at 9 a.m., when a man with a gun tried to break into the FBI Cincinnati’s visitor screening facility.

According to sources, an alert was activated and FBI special agents arrived after the suspect fired a nail gun at law enforcement personnel. The individual then displayed a firearm resembling an AR-15 before escaping in a car northbound on I-71, bringing the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a pursuit.

According to police, the suspect opened fire from his car throughout the pursuit before exiting the interstate and stopping in Clinton County close to Smith Road.

At that point, according to authorities, the suspect and the policemen engaged in gunfire that resulted in a standoff.

Police officers made an effort to communicate with the suspect but were unsuccessful.

Officers then tried to advance and take the suspect into custody at that point, but they were also unsuccessful, according to OSP.

Later, the suspect pointed a gun at law police, and the responding officers opened fire. According to OSP, the suspect was declared deceased at the scene.

The standoff resulted with no injuries to any officers. Police have not yet named the culprit, however Ricky Walter Shiffer has reportedly been named.

Following the attempted intrusion and deadly standoff, FBI Director Christopher Wray issued the following statement:

“Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law and are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others. Violence and threats against law enforcement, including the FBI, are dangerous and should be deeply concerning to all Americans. Every day I see the men and women of the FBI doing their jobs professionally and with rigor, objectivity, and a fierce commitment to our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution. I am proud to serve alongside them.”

In a subsequent statement Thursday evening, the Cincinnati FBI office stated it will be looking into the shooting.

“On August 11, 2022 at approximately 9:15 a.m., an armed male subject attempt to breach the Visitor Screening Facility at the FBI Cincinnati Field Office. The subject eventually fled and was encountered by the FBI, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement near Wilmington, OH. The subject shot at law enforcement officers. During the incident, law enforcement also fired their weapons. At approximately 3:45 p.m., the subject was shot and is deceased. The FBI is now reviewing this agent-involved shooting. The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously. In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under investigation by the FBI’s Inspection Division. The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances.”



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