Sheriff's deputy shot in Fulton County

Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller (left) talks to a deputy at the scene of Monday's shooting. (Jim Nelson/WNWO).

A gunman remains at large after a Fulton County Sheriff's deputy was shot late Monday night near the village of Lyons.

Sheriff Roy Miller says the deputy, whose name hasn't been released, was attempting to initiate a traffic stop.

After a chase between Metamora and Lyons, the suspect's vehicle became disabled on State Route 109. The driver immediately exited and began firing at the deputy before running away, Sheriff Miller said.

The deputy, who Miller said had been with the department for more than 20 years, is expected to survive but had to be air lifted to a Toledo hospital.

The Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect as 18-year old Jeshua Gilmore.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Miller said he was not sure why the vehicle was being stopped but added that Toledo police reported the vehicle driven by Gilmore as stolen.

It does not appear that any shots were fired by law enforcement officers, Miller said.

A passenger in the vehicle driven by Gilmore was taken into custody. It was not immediately known if he faces any criminal charges.

Several agencies from surrounding areas, including Michigan, were assisting Fulton County officials in the search for Gilmore, which included use of a helicopter equipped with infrared technology.

Anyone with information on Gilmore's whereabouts is asked to call 911, their local police department or the Fulton County Sheriff's Office at 419-335-4010, ext. 8.

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