Uniontown, OH - Uniontown Police Department Sergeant David White was shot "at least four times" Sunday night, according to Stark County Sheriff's Office.
Officers were dispatched to a domestic violence call at 10:17 PM Sunday. A family member told Cleveland 19 that the suspect had been punching a female in the face with a 3-year-old present when officers were called.
"She was in the bathroom and apparently he came in, throwing a fit because she was in there too long. She was just washing her face, punched her in the face twice, broke her nose and that's when it all started," Jessica Jamison.
When the officers arrived, Ryan Probst, 28, opened fire on the officers from his front door, hitting Sergeant White at least four times.
Officers returned fire until Probst was no longer a threat. He died on scene.
The other people involved in the domestic violence incident left prior to police arriving and were not involved.
Sergeant David White was transported to the hospital in Akron where he underwent surgery and is now listed in stable condition.
Chief Britt posted the following update:
Our Officer that was shot last night is out of surgery. His vitals are good but more procedures will be done. If you could keep our Officers in your prays. And Please say a pray for our Officer and his family.
Would like to thank everyone for their support during this time.
Sergeant White is a 25-year veteran, is married, and has four children.
OSP, Summit County Sheriffs Office, Stark County Sheriffs Office, Lakemore PD, and Canton PD all responded to the scene to assist.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Stark County Sheriff's Office are investigating the shooting.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant David White and his family as he recovers from his injuries.