BY JOE WESSELS
Loveland Local News
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (Warren County), Ohio — Police here shot a man Sunday night after being dispatched for a man threatening to harm himself.
A 9-1-1 caller apparently told the dispatcher a yet-to-be-named person had fired shots inside a home on Adams Road and was going to harm himself. When officers arrived at the home, they requested a response from the Warren County SWAT team. Before they arrived, and while officers were blocking off the area around the scene, the man came out of the house brandishing a firearm and pointed it at officers. Officer then shot and killed the man.
According to a post on the Hamilton Township Police Department’s Facebook Page, police were called to the 1200 block of Adams Road, just outside Loveland’s city limits. The incident happened approximately a half-mile north of Loveland’s Brandywine subdivision and near the site of the under-construction and much-ballyhooed 2022 Loveland Homearama location.
Hamilton Township Police subsequently requested the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, or BCI, respond and conduct an investigation. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell was also notified and he responded to the scene, according to police.
Both officers have been placed on administrative leave, per standard police department policy pending an investigation.
Hamilton Township Police Chief Scott Hughes said more information will be released later.
This story will updated as more information is released.