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Sheriff: Warren Co. deputies 'did what was necessary' in shooting man

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Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims speaks to the media Tuesday. Mike Woeste/FOX19 Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims speaks to the media Tuesday. Mike Woeste/FOX19
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) -

Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims said Tuesday that officers who fatally shot a man Monday at a South Lebanon residence "did what they had to do."

Authorities were called to the 4800 block of Lebanon Road shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

Deputies say that Gary Cook, 56, threatened uniform officers attempting to serve a domestic violence protection order. Cook barricaded himself inside the residence with at least one firearm.

"Nobody wants to go to these types of calls but they certainly did what they had to do," Sims said. "This is what they train for. They certainly hope they don't have to use it but they did what was necessary. And that's unfortunate for Mr. Cook and his family."

Authorities say that Cook was the subject of the court order and was required to leave the residence after relatives petitioned the court. Cook was shot by officers after he took aggressive action, according to authorities. Cook was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave following the incident.

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