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Man killed in deputy-involved shooting was ‘going through a rough time’ after being in Afghanistan

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Deputy Taylor Hensen. (Source: Butler County Sheriff's Office) Deputy Taylor Hensen. (Source: Butler County Sheriff's Office)
ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones released the name of the "active shooter" who was killed by a deputy Tuesday night.

Deputy Taylor Hensen, a 6-year veteran, shot Jacob Faulkner, 32, after he approached deputies with a shotgun, Jones said. 

"It is a tragic situation when life is lost, the preliminary investigation indicates that it was a justified shooting," Jones said. He released new details about the shooting at a press conference Wednesday.

The shooting was reported on Jackson Road in St. Clair Township about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies initially responded to reports a gunman was shooting at a moving train, Jones said.

Faulkner's mother called 911.

"I've got a son that was in Afghanistan. He was in the terrorist thing. He's got a vest and gun. He over by the rail road tracks. He's shooting them off," she told dispatchers. "He doesn't like that train. The sounds the train make. And I'm telling you he been going through this. He's been going through a rough time."

Faulkner fled the area and went to his residence on Hamilton Trenton Road.

Deputies caught up with him shortly after.

Faulkner came back out and pointed a loaded shotgun at deputies

Deputies asked Faulkner to drop his weapon several times, Jones said, but he did not comply.

They engaged with the shooter and Hensen fired "several shots" at Faulkner, Jones said.

Deputies immediately applied first aid, but Faulkner was pronounced dead at the scene.

"I was asked was there any kind of non-lethal force you could use and there is not. When some... if using lethal force, you have to use lethal force to stop them," Jones said. 

No other injuries were reported.

Henson was hired by the sheriff's department in August 2011.  He was promoted to deputy sheriff in May 2015. 

The Butler County Prosecutor's Office will look at the case and present it to a grand jury, Jones said. 

Faulkner's cause of death will be determined by the Butler County Coroner's Office.  

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