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04/08/12 Man Shoots Himself After Confrontation at House Fire

Date and Time:  4/8/2012    Location:
New Road
North Beaver Township
Lawrence County
04/08/12 An Ohio man holding a shotgun kept firefighters from extinguishing a house fire on New Road in North Beaver Township early this afternoon. State Police were called after the man pointed the gun at a North Beaver Township firefighter. The man turned the gun on himself after after ignoring orders from police to put down the weapon. State Police identify the man as Ronald B. Covert, 55, of Negley, Ohio. They say the man is an ex-boyfriend of the owner of the home who was not there at the time of the fire. The fire appears to be suspicious and is being investigated by the state police fire marshal.

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