Suspect identified in Trotwood standoff

(WDTN Photo/ Dominic Wilson)

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was involved in a standoff in Trotwood.

Authorities confirmed William Gibson surrendered just after 2:00 p.m. Friday and officers took multiple firearms from the scene.

A heavy police presence including SWAT and the bomb squad surrounded a home on Wolf Creek Pike for nearly three hours as officers tried to get Gibson to come out.

Moments after the man was taken into custody, family members were seen embracing and saying “thank God”.

Trotwood Police Chief Wilson gave an update about the standoff Friday afternoon:

Police Chief Wilson said they received the call around 11:30 a.m. Friday on the 4640 block of Wolf Creek Pike about an accidental shooting but when they arrived at the scene the suspect told police and the victim they needed to leave the residence before he started to shooting his gun.

Police Chief Wilson said the suspect stared firing shots in the house.

At that time, police signaled a ’99’ which means police need back up assistance in this type of a situation.

Police were in communication with Gibson during the standoff. Our 2 NEWS crew was at the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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