Bucyrus, Ohio — On Friday, November 11, 2022, the Bucyrus Police Department was made aware of a random shooting that had occurred in Morrow County at approximately 4:16 pm. At 4:28 pm, a vehicle description was provided by Deputies who’d responded to that scene. The suspect vehicle reportedly fled northbound from the Morrow County area, and there was at least one person injured during that incident. It was originally reported there were two (2) suspects in the vehicle. Both were considered armed and dangerous. While scouring the city in search of the suspect vehicle, officer Devin Wireman noticed a silver Honda SUV in the 100 block of East Charles Street, with its back window shattered and bullet damage on the rear of the vehicle. The driver 38-year-old Jacob Dan Davidson could be seen wearing a silver motorcycle helmet and was holding a rifle in his lap.
Wireman radioed for backup from Lt. Curt Bursby, a 2nd shift supervisor, who was already in the area. As the two officers attempted to conduct a stop on West Charles Street, Davidson opened fire twice through the back window of the SUV, striking the closest patrol cruiser. Wireman returned fire, with one bullet striking Davidson in his helmet.
Davidson then surrendered to officers at the scene. Davidson has been indicted by the Crawford County Grand Jury on charges that include: felonious assault, a felony of the first-degree punishable with up to 11 years in prison, disrupting public services, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, both fourth-degree felonies and each punishable with up to 18 months in prison and discharging a firearm on or near a prohibited premises, a third-degree felony punishable with up to 36 months in prison. Davidson remains in custody at the Crawford County Jail. Neither Wireman, Davidson nor anyone else in the area was hurt during the incident.