UPDATED – 6-22-22 –

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office has identified Deputy Izak Ackerman (26) as the officer shot in the face during a traffic stop on Lima’s south side on Tuesday morning.

Ackerman, underwent surgery in Columbus Tuesday and has since been discharged,

He is expected to remain off duty until the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation completes its investigation

Media Release from Allen County Sheriff’s Office  

 (6–21-22) At approximately 2:30 am this morning , a uniformed Allen County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy attempted a traffic stop on 2nd St. in Lima, Ohio. The vehicle immediately fled the scene and led the deputy on a short vehicle pursuit. After a few city blocks the operator stopped and exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. The deputy pursued on foot and a struggle ensued between the deputy and suspect.

Preliminary investigation appears to show the suspect who was armed with a firearm, and the deputy exchanged gunfire. The deputy was shot in the face and was transported to Lima Memorial for immediate treatment, and was later transferred to a Columbus area hospital. The suspect was struck by gunfire and is deceased. Sheriff Treglia ordered BCI&I to lead the investigation