Man Fires On Police Before Turning Gun On Self

By
Bethany Venable

Dateline
Updated Mon, Jan 28, 2013 12:09 pm

UPDATE 11:18 A.M. The Lawrence County sheriff is now releasing the name of a man who shot himself after firing at police officers Sunday afternoon. 

Sheriff Jeff Lawless says 43-year-old Roger Crisp, of Waterloo, had been in an argument for several days with his daughter prior to the shooting at her house at 2718 County Road 181 in Ironton. 

Lawless says officers responded to a call of a man driving by and firing shots at the house. 

Police tried to pull Crisp over after spotting his vehicle in the area but Crisp didn't stop until he pulled into the driveway of the house. 

Lawless says Crisp then got out of his car, fired two shots at the house with his handgun, pulled out a high-powered rifle and fired three shots at police officers Crisp then got back in his car and shot himself. 

His body will be sent to the Franklin County coroner for an autopsy.


A Lawrence County man is dead after shooting at police officers before turning the gun on himself.

Lawrence County Sheriff Jeffrey Lawless said officers responded to a call of a man driving by and firing shots at a 2718 County Road 181 in Ironton Sunday afternoon.

Police tried to pull over the suspect vehicle after spotting it in the area but the suspect didn’t stop until he pulled into the driveway of the house.

Lawless said the suspect then got out of his car, fired two shots at the house with his handgun, pulled out a high-powered rifle and fired three shots at police officers

Lawless said he then got back in his car and shot himself.

The man's name has not been released pending notification of family members.

The sheriff said the case is still under investigation.

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