Prosecutor: Fatal shooting in May justified
Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office found officers who responded to a domestic dispute in May conducted themselves within the law and were justified in using deadly force, according to a release.
Tiffin Police Department had received a 911 call about a man with a gun at 133 Schonhardt St. May 9.
The department responded to Schonhardt Street, and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office checked the man’s residence on CR 36.
About 2 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call that a person had barged into the residence at 92 N. Tecumseh Trail and was threatening to shoot a man.
Tiffin Police Department officers found Scott Bloomfield’s Chevrolet truck on North Tecumseh Trail, and Bloomfield had a high-powered rifle and a scope. An exchange of gunfire took place between Bloomfield and law enforcement officers.
Officers had said Bloomfield was pronounced dead with a gunshot wound to his neck at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital at 2:24 p.m.
Seneca County Sheriff Bill Eckelberry had said Luke Cantu, a road deputy in training, was shot in the shoulder. He was taken by Life Flight to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Eckelberry said.
Cantu has returned to work at Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.
Bloomfield was accused of stabbing Johnny Reino, who was in the Tecumseh Trail house. Reino was taken by his mother to Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital’s emergency room and was flown by Life Flight to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center.
Reino had said he was released May 13.
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation.