Terrill said he has no update on the investigation being conducted by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, nor has a final ruling been made on the cause of death of the suspect.
“I hope it won’t be too much longer,” he said.
On July 12, police arrived at the farm of Mark Evers around 7:16 p.m. on a domestic disturbance call. Evers was using his Gator ATV to ram into his wife’s vehicle multiple times. Terrill said officers had been to the Evers farm in the past for neighborhood disturbances and that officers were aware he could be armed.
Evers, 65, eventually began talking with police, then suddenly fired two shots at Ney. Sgt. Nicole Cordero returned fire, shooting Evers. Evers also shot himself, and died at the scene. State investigators have not yet determined if the fatal shot came from Cordero or was self-inflicted.
Terrill said this was the first officer-involved shooting and first shooting of a township police officer in the department’s history. Clearcreek Twp.’s police department was founded in 1975.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has taken the lead on the investigation on the shooting of the officer as well as the shooting of Evers, Bates said.