Shiffer tried to get past security at the FBI Disciplinary Bureau on Thursday. He fired at police with a nail gun and showed them a gun before running away.
A small number of sources say that Shiffer praised the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol complex and said he took part in it. However, he was never arrested for a crime related to that attack.
Prior to what happened Thursday, Shiffer reportedly criticized the FBI raid on Trump’s home and posted many calls to action on Trump’s social media platform Truth Social.
Ricky Walter Shiffer, a man with a gun, was killed by police.
A detailed look at what happened to Ricky Walter Shiffer
According to police, Shiffer tried to break into the screening room at the FBI Disciplinary Office in Cincinnati around 9 a.m. Thursday. He carried a nail gun and AR-15 rifle, as well as body armor.
He then drove off along Interstate 71 in a Ford Crown Victoria. The State Highway Patrol says he fired shots from his car and was followed on 1-71 before exiting on State Route 73 and stopping at Smith Road. where he shot the police.
During the ensuing six-hour standoff, officers attempted to stop Shiffer and speak to him without using force. Despite this, he fought back and was killed at about 3:45 p.m. in the lead.
Based on past events, the Clinton County Emergency Management ordered all buildings within a mile of the crime scene to be cordoned off and urged those inside to stay indoors.
Invoices sent to Shipper
In 2013, Ricky Walter Shiffer got two tickets in Franklin County, Ohio. One was for speeding and the other for not stopping at a stop sign.
Quotations from there brought him to the 500 block of Chilcote Avenue in the University District and the 700 block of Sullivant Avenue in Franklinton.
In screenshots of a personal account on Donald Trump’s social networking app Truth Social, the username @rickywshifferjr pointed to Ricky Fisher’s profile.