According to the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived at a residence in Fairview to transport a 73-year-old male to the hospital by doctor’s orders for making threats to harm himself. The man was non-compliant and refused to exit the home and spoke to deputies through a screened window. Deputies attempted to de-escalate the man’s behavior for nearly an hour, before he pointed a firearm at the deputies. The deputies responded to the threat with deadly force, resulting in the man’s death. An investigation is now underway; no deputies were injured during the incident.