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Investigation Continues In Elmwood Place Officer Involved Shooting

Updated: Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's office continues to investigate an officer involved shooting in Elmwood Place.  It happened  at 1:31 p.m. Tuesday afternoon when the officer made a traffic stop at Linden Street and Highland Avenue on a green Dodge pickup truck.  

A release says the officer and the driver of a pickup, Rodney Barnes, exchanged gunfire. Barnes was struck and pronounced dead at the hospital. The officer, identified on Wednesday as Officer Nicholas Arn, 25, was not struck. 

Barnes is described as a 48-year-old Black male who was listed as a missing person after walking away from UC psychiatric emergency services. He was also wanted for aggravated robbery and having weapons while under disability out of Hamilton County. 


Maryanne Zeleznik is responsible for all news and public affairs programming at WVXU. She also hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday.