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Suspect in Kirkersville nursing home shooting took two hostages before murders

14 Mai 2017

The gunman who killed three people, including the Kirkersville Chief of Police has been identified and 2 NEWS Investigates found he has a record.

Two employees and the shooter were also killed, Throp said.

Disario was investigating a report of a man with a gun when the suspect took two people hostage outside the nursing home.

'I don't know if there was an exchange of gunfire'. Thorp said Pine Kirk is a secure facility and they do not know how the suspect got inside at this time.

Shortly afterward, however, police cruisers started swarming the area and police were walking around with shotguns and automatic weapons looking for a suspect. The sheriff says the hostages escaped when a shot was sacked at the chief. He was released less than eight months into his prison term.

Of note, Hartless had also been implicated in a case of domestic violence and had been granted early recently release from jail.

Pictured, suspected, Kirkersville shooting suspect, Thomas HartlessPictured, the home of suspected, Kirkersville shooting suspect, Thomas Hartless. Disario was shot on a street near the Pine Kirk Care Center, and the two female employees and the gunman were found dead inside, Thorp said.

"I believe the last radio transmission we had from (Disario) was that he had the subject in sight", he said.

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The officer was a father of six children, and the family has another child on the way, Thorp said.

Authorities responded to the report of an active shooter situation at the Pine Kirk Care Center, 205 E. Main Street in Kirkersville.

The number of shots fired in the incident is not yet known and if DiSario was able to fire any shots has not been determined.

Authorities say a gunman has fatally shot the police chief of an OH village and two nursing home employees.

It wasn't immediately clear how the shooter was taken down, but a report via 10News told of the shooter fatally shooting himself. All were relocated to other facilities until investigators were out of the nursing home. All nursing home residents were unharmed.

A woman who works about a block from where an OH police chief and two nursing home employees were killed says she heard gunshots followed by screaming and then sirens.

Previous reports told of almost half of the residents living in the nursing home facility in 2016 being sex offenders.

Authorities were closing off more of the area as the investigation continues.

Suspect in Kirkersville nursing home shooting took two hostages before murders