The shooting occurred when the officer responded to a disturbance call, officials said.

The shooting occurred when the officer responded to a disturbance call.

An Ohio police officer investigating a disturbance call at a home was fatally shot Saturday night in what authorities described as an “ambush” by a suspected gunman who was found dead Sunday.

The shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. local time in a residential area of ​​Euclid, Ohio, about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland, Capt. Mitchell Houser, a spokesman for the Euclid Police Department, said in a statement.

Houser said officers were called to a residence to investigate a disturbance.

“While police were investigating, a gunman ambushed an officer and struck him with gunfire,” Houser said.

The fatally wounded officer was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Houser said.

According to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, the officer who was killed has been identified as Jacob Derbin.

In a news conference Sunday afternoon, officials noted that Derbin’s father is an active officer with the Euclid Police Department.

“Officer Derbin was proudly sworn into the Euclid Police Department on July 24, 2023,” a police statement said. “During his short time with the department, he served Euclid residents and business owners, as well as his fellow officers, with dedication, honor and professionalism. His kind heart and big smile were infectious. The world was a better place with him in it and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Authorities began searching for the suspect. Police identified him as 24-year-old Deshawn Anthony Vaughn, but said he was found dead from gunfire Sunday afternoon at a home in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Police did not say whether Vaughn was killed by police or whether the shooting was self-inflicted.

A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

The shooting came just hours after three Atlanta police officers were shot while responding to a call Saturday night, officials said. The officers were shot after they were called to investigate a report of a man with a gun, Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said during a news conference.

The unidentified officers encountered the suspect, who was reportedly armed with a handgun and a knife, when shots were fired, Schierbaum said.

On April 29, four members of a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were killed and four others were injured in a shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, while attempting to serve active warrants on a suspect identified as 39-year-old Terry According to police, Clark Hughes Jr. was killed in the shooting.

According to the nonprofit Officer Down Memorial Page, at least 58 police officers have been killed in the line of duty so far this year, including 22 by gunfire.

In 2023, 136 federal, state and local law enforcement officers died in the line of duty, compared to 224 officers in 2022, a decrease of nearly 40%.

— ABC News’ Darren Reynolds contributed to this report.