Ohio police are hunting two suspects Tuesday after an officer was shot during a traffic stop while trying to inspect a possible mobile meth lab.
The Newcomerstown police officer – who was identified as 38-year-old Bryan Eubanks -- has been released from a hospital in good condition after receiving treatment for an arm wound.
Police believe a passenger in a Geo Tracker car fired at Eubanks. The driver of the car was wearing a tactical vest, Fox 8 reported, citing the state attorney general’s office.
The vehicle that was stopped in the eastern Ohio village had dark-tinted windows and no license plates. It was being inspected as a possible mobile meth lab, according to the New Philadelphia Times Reporter.
Police earlier released a photo of a potential suspect in the case. He later turned himself into authorities and was cleared of any wrongdoing, the Newcomerstown police chief told Fox 8.
One of the suspects -- both men -- was wearing a red sweatshirt while the other was wearing a green shirt, according to News 5 Cleveland. The attorney general's office told the station that they are armed with a shotgun and handguns.
Newcomerstown is about 85 miles northeast of Columbus.