An Ohio detective is on life support in “grave” condition after being shot while serving a drug-related warrant, authorities said on Tuesday.
Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl told reporters that Jorge DelRio, a 30 year veteran of the department, was shot twice in the face on Monday while working with a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force. “DelRio is currently on advanced life support at the hospital and his condition is considered grave,” The Dayton Police Department tweeted on Tuesday.
“Please keep Det. DelRio and his family in your prayers along with this department and this community,” Biehl said. Detectives knocked and announced themselves as law enforcement officers before entering a home on Ruskin Rd. just before 7 p.m. on Monday, Dayton police said, adding that DelRio was shot as he started to go down basement stairs. He was rushed to a local hospital by a fellow officer due to the severity of the injuries, police tweeted.