8/20/22, 9 am update
Knox County Sheriff Deputies were called to an incident on Gilchrist road on a shots fired call around 11:30 pm on Friday night that has resulted in a law enforcement response that is currently ongoing. There are multiple suspects involved.
Residents may see a law enforcement helicopters and vehicles in the area.
Those in the area of Monroe Mills Road and Gilchrist Road between Harding and Danville-Amity are being asked to shelter in place. Stay indoors, close and lock doors and windows. All persons are being asked to avoid area until further notice. Residents close to the incident site are being evacuated.
Negotiations are in progress to bring this to a peaceful end. Currently, multiple agencies including BCI and the Highway Patrol are assisting with operations.
10 am Update:
Around 9 am Saturday the suspects were mobile on a side-by-side vehicle at the scene. When law enforcement attempted to stop the suspects an officer-involved shooting occurred. Before the shooting occurred one person was extracted safely. After the shooting occurred, one more person was safely removed. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will be investigating the shooting. At this time the property is being secured.