Man shot by Ohio officer at shelter in critical condition

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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man shot by police at a homeless shelter remains hospitalized in critical condition.

The (Canton) Repository reports that Canton police on Wednesday identified the man as 47-year-old Kevin Jones. Police say he was shot twice in the abdomen after refusing to drop a baseball bat.

Police have yet to identify the officer, who was providing security at the shelter. A police statement says Jones made “threatening movements” toward the officer with the bat.

Jones wasn’t staying at the shelter. Witnesses say he may have been living in a nearby abandoned warehouse.

Refuge of Hope is Stark County’s lone homeless shelter for men and offers free meals to the public.

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