UPDATED: Officers shoot man on Adams Road after neighbor calls police

BY JOE WESSELS
Loveland Local News

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (Warren County), Ohio — Police here shot a man Sunday evening who neighbors told dispatchers was threatening to harm himself.

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A person in the 1200 block of Adams Road called police around 6 p.m. Sunday evening after hearing gunshots coming from a nearby house. Officers responded and then requested the Warren County S.W.A.T. team. Around 6:55 p.m. a man came out of the rear of the house with a firearm in his hand. He raised the gun and pointed it toward the officers who shot and killed him, said Warren County Prosecutor David P. Fornshell.

No officers were injured, but two officers involved in the shooting were put on administrative leave, per department policy, according to Hamilton Township Police Chief Scott Hughes. Officials are not naming the person shot at this time, pending family notification.

Fornshell would not say whether the man had shot his gun, or shot at officers. More details are expected Tuesday morning when the Hamilton Township Police Department, along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, or BCI, and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office are slated to have a press conference updating details on the shooting. Fornshell said 9-1-1 call recordings, the deceased person’s name and other details are expected to be released then.

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BCI is handling the investigation for the Hamilton Township Police Department. Fornshell responded to the scene, as he does for any homicide in the county, to assist investigators and answer legal questions. Multiple agencies responded to the scene Sunday evening and BCI investigators were there “until the wee hours of the morning,” Fornshell said.

BCI, which is a part of the Ohio Attorney General’s office, will compile all forensic, phone calls, crime scene information and other evidence and hand it over to Fornshell’s office, said Steve Irwin, Ohio Attorney General David Yost’s press secretary.

According to a post on the Hamilton Township Police Department’s Facebook Page, police were called to the Adams Road address, which is about 1,500 from Loveland’s city limits, near the Brandywine subdivision and about a half-mile from the site of the under-construction and much-ballyhooed 2022 Loveland Homearama location.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave, per standard police department policy pending an investigation.

This story will continue to be updated as more information is released.

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Long-time and award-winning Cincinnati-area journalist, radio show host, Podcast producer and photographer Joe Wessels is the founder and editor (and kinda the do-everything guy) of Loveland Local News. Previously, Wessels was the Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County reporter for The Cincinnati Post and a weekly columnist for Cincinnati CityBeat where he regularly broke news. Wessels moved to Loveland in 2014 and quickly realized Loveland would be a great place to fulfill his dream of creating his own online news and information publication.