Sheriff: Middletown K9 Officer And Murder Suspect Shot As Police Chase Ends In Mason
A Middletown K9 officer and a murder suspect have been shot Monday afternoon after a police pursuit ended at the 2600 block of Mason-Montgomery Road.
Sheriff Richard Jones said the officer's injuries are non-life-threatening. Middletown Police later identified the officer as Denny Jordan, a 21-year MPD veteran. Officials said he was shot in the hand, tricep and leg. His K9 partner, Koda, was not injured.
Jones said Fairfield Police started the chase in Middletown and went through Hamilton as officers pursued a suspect wanted for murder and other warrants out of Hamilton.
Five officers returned fire and struck the suspect, Jones said. The man was transported to West Chester Hospital, and police have not confirmed his identity or condition at this time.