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Police involved in shooting downtown

Addison Alexander (Courtesy Cincinnati Police) Addison Alexander (Courtesy Cincinnati Police)

Posted By Amber Jenkins- email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19)-- An investigation is underway after a police officer was involved in a shooting that occurred Friday evening.

A short time before midnight, three VORTEX bicycle officers came across a man in the area of 13th and Walnut Streets. Police say the man matched the description of a robbery suspect. The man started to walk away from officers a they approached him.

Officials say the man then started reaching for the from of his pants with two hands as to try to hide a weapon. The suspect then entered an apartment hallway where he pushed a woman to get inside.

 When one of the officers entered the apartment building, the suspect the pointed a loaded H&R 22 caliber long barrel revolver at the police. The officer then fired shots at the suspect and taken into custody shortly when more police arrived.

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Addison Alexander. he was taken to University hospital where he has undergone surgery. Alexander is expected to survive.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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