Names Released in Drug Raid Deadly Shooting

The Lawrence County, Ohio Sheriff's Office has released the names in a shooting where an officer shot and killed a suspect during a drug raid.

The raid happened Tuesday about 6:45 a.m. at 456 Township Road 256 in Kitts Hill.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office and the Lawrence County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force were executing at warrant at the home.

Sheriff Jeff Lawless says deputies were confronted by Ernest F. McKnight, Jr., 64, who pointed a rifle at them.

Lawless says McKnight refused to put the weapon down and Detective Sergeant Aaron Bollinger, fearing for his life, shot McKnight.

McKnight was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bollinger has been a deputy with the Sheriff's Office since 1998, and has been a member of the Drug Task Force since 2001.

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