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Hamilton Police Shoot And Kill Suspect After Robbery

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Police shot and killed a man at this Hamilton Walgreens after he reportedly held a pharmacist at knifepoint.

Hamilton Police are investigating  an officer involved shooting. The department detailed the incident at Walgreens on High Street during a news conference Monday morning.

Police say the suspect held a pharmacist at knifepoint during a robbery. They say he didn't respond to an order to drop the weapon and a Hamilton officer shot and killed him.

The officer is a nine-year veteran of the department.

Hamilton Police may hold another news conference Monday.

Our news partner WCPO reports detectives are looking to see if this robbery is connected to others in Cincinnati and throughout the region.

With more than 30 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2019 and 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.