CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — New details have been released by law enforcement officials following an active shooter incident at Ohio Christian University in Circleville.
According to Pickaway County Sheriff Matthew O. Hafey, dispatchers received a call shortly before 6 a.m. regarding a vehicle that appeared to have crashed into the Ministry and Performing Arts Center on the college campus.
Reports say that deputies from the sheriff’s office and officers with the Circleville Police Department arrived on the scene and located a man with a gun to his head.
The college was immediately placed on lockdown, and the Circleville City Schools were placed on a two-hour delay.
Sheriff Hafey said after two hours of negotiations, the man, later identified as 24-year-old Vale Raburn, of Lancaster, surrendered without further incident.
Investigators said that Raburn did fire at least one shot through a glass door at the Performing Arts Center in order to gain access to the building.
Vale Raburn remains in custody at the Pickaway County Jail awaiting arraignment on multiple charges.
The case, authorities say, remains under investigation.