Local man confronts police, shoots himself

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX 19) - Late Saturday night Warren County Sheriff's office investigated a death in a domestic incident.

Deputies say they responded to the 4500 block of South Shore Drive in Deerfield Township for a report of a domestic violence.

Officials say that 56-year-old Robert Piercefield Jr. fired several shots at sheriffs. The officers returned fire but Piercefield was not hit. He then shot himself in the head, killing him instantly.

One of the sheriffs had a minor hand injury when diving for cover. No one else was injured in this incident.
Officials say that Piercefield's  last known address was in Grove City, Illinois. He went to see his estranged wife and she called 911. She was not hurt.