Statewide manhunt for two wanted in shooting of Newscomerstown police officer

Authorities are searching for two men involved in the shooting of a Newcomerstown police officer.

Newcomerstown is about 100 miles (161 kilometers) south of Cleveland.

Police believe a passenger in a Geo Tracker auto fired at Eubanks.

Officer Bryan Eubanks was shot two times in the arm, according to the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say one of the suspects, 28-year-old Chaz Gillilan, has been apprehended.

OH officials issued a statewide "Blue Alert" for the shooters.

Just after 1 p.m., police confirmed that Gillilan was in custody but he has now been cleared of involvement, according to police, so both suspects remain at-large.

Both suspects are considered armed and risky.

One of the men was wearing a red sweatshirt and the other was wearing a lime green shirt. One of the suspects was wearing a tactical vest as well.

It has very dark tinted windows and no license plates, the attorney general's office said.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office sent out an alert for the suspects, who were described as armed with handguns and a shotgun.

Anyone with information or sees the men or vehicle is asked to call 911.

  • Leroy Wright