No Indictment for Officers Involved in Thomas Shooting, Award for One of Them

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The Stark County prosecutor took the March 2021 police-involved shooting death of an armed, wanted man from Virginia in Canton to the grand jury.

But, they declined to indict the two officers.

That was the anticipated outcome from the killing of Aaron Thomas when he walked out the door of a house on Regent Avenue NE and began firing at task force officers.

He hit one of them, Tim Wires.

That’s when that Wires and another officer fired back, killing him.

Task Force officers are not usually named.

But Wires, who is a part-time marshal, took home a purple heart award at the U.S. Marshal’s annual awards ceremony in Cleveland on Thursday.