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UPDATE: Police bullets end hammer attack

Update: Police have identified the suspect who was fatally shot as Joshua Berkheimer, 25, of Hamilton.  The victim is 23 year-old Jamie Belty of Cincinnati.  Belty is still in critical condition at the Miami Valley Hospital.

The incident remains under investigation and will be turned over to the Butler County Prosecutor for review.

Posted by Eileen Talkie - email

HAMILTON (FOX19)--- A Hamilton man was shot and killed by police early Sunday morning, after he was found beating a women with a hammer.

Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 2000 block of Princeton Road just before 4:00 AM Sunday, when they arrived they found a 25-year-old man beating a 23-year-old women with a hammer. The suspect continued to assault the woman despite commands to stop, so an officer shot the suspect.

The victim sustained serious injuries to the head, and was transported by Care Flight to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment. The suspect sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave as a routine pending an investigation. 

Names have not been released.

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