Fulton County, OH - Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Simon was shot Monday night by Jeshua Gilmore after a chase involving a stolen vehicle.
After shooting down the hero, Gilmore fled and was able to escape capture. Authorities have been unable to locate him and the U.S. Marshalls have announced a $5,000 reward for the capture of this would-be cop killer.
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The incident occurred about 10 PM after Deputy Simon responded to the north side of Delta for a suspicious vehicle, according to 13ABC. Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller said that the deputy located the vehicle, and initiated a traffic stop.
He said that the details are 'sketchy' but that at some point the driver of the suspicious vehicle decided to flee. A pursuit followed, between Metamora and Lyons, until the vehicle became disabled. The driver, later identified as Jeshua Gilmore, got out of the vehicle, opened fire on the deputy, and fled.
A female passenger, Skye Thibodeaux, fled on foot and was later captured.
Deputy Jeremy Simon was struck twice under his armpit. His condition was not immediately released, but he is expected to survive.
A manhunt is underway for Jeshua Gilmore, age 18, who is described as a Hispanic or light-skinned black male, 6' 2", 150 pounds. He may be driving a silver 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe with Ohio plates BIB8873.
Gilmore is considered armed and dangerous, and is from Toledo. Court records show that he has felony warrants to five counts of grand theft, three counts of theft, and two counts of receiving stolen property. Additional warrants are being obtained for one count of attempted aggravated murder, one count fleeing and eluding and one count of weapons under disability.
Jeshua Gilmore is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone that has information on Gilmore is asked not to approach him, but to call 911, their local police department, or the Fulton County Sheriff's Office at 419-335-4010, ext. 8.
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