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What started out as a wellness check instantly turned into an unnerving shootout. Quick reflexes by an Ohio deputy allowed her to literally dodge a bullet in what could have been a fatal encounter.
Officers with the Warren County Sheriff's Office went on a wellness check on Feb. 15 in Mason, Ohio. Law enforcement officers were responding to a 911 call where a man said his brother had taken something and just wanted to go to sleep, WXIX reported.
Doorbell camera footage shows Deputy Sara Vaught outside the front door of the home waiting for the resident to respond. She is seen on video at the door waiting for the homeowner to come outside. She can be heard saying, "Here he is" as the resident opens the door.
Suddenly, the homeowner points a handgun through the door and shoots at Vaught. The dramatic video shows that she barely gets out of the way of the gunfire by slinking down. The gunslinging deputy immediately returns fire from a squatting position.
Vaught fired several shots, which hit the suspect, identified as 56-year-old Lance Runion by the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
Warren County, Ohio Sheriff Deputy Sara Vaught is lucky to be alive — and the community she serves is lucky to have… https://t.co/9S1gvYM4d0— Bill Bratton (@Bill Bratton) 1614740808.0
Thankful WCSO Deputy Sara Vaught is alive. @wlwt https://t.co/OQruZvCJJs— Karin Johnson WLWT (@Karin Johnson WLWT) 1614708503.0
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