Cincinnati Police Officer Wounded, Suspect Dead, In East Walnut Hills Shooting
Updated: Sunday, 7:11 p.m.
A police officer was wounded and a suspect fatally shot in the 2600 block of Victory Parkway in East Walnut Hills Friday.
The police officer's injuries are not life-threatening, according to a tweet by the Cincinnati Police Department.
Police drove the officer to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment. He was expected to return home Sunday.
Police Chief Eliot Isaac says the officer sustained a wound to his arm while serving a felony warrant to the suspect. While it first was unknown who fired first, Mayor John Cranely said in a news conference the suspect had.
Cranley also stated that the suspect was a known violent offender, according to WCPO.
"Their (the police) actions were justified, and we pray for a speedy recovery (for the officer)," the news outlet quotes the mayor as saying.
Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney issued the following statement Friday evening:
"Our thoughts go out to the wounded officer and his family. This situation is a stark reminder of the potential dangers our police officers face every time they put on their uniform. I'm relieved to learn that his injuries are not life-threatening.
"This is a delicate situation and there are still many elements surrounding it that remain unknown. I've been in discussions with Chief Isaac and have full confidence there wil be a thorough investigation into this matter."
The shooting happened inside an apartment building owned by Talbert House, an outpatient mental health and addiction treatment center. Chief Isaac says the facility is cooperating with the investigation.