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Police arrest home invasion victim for pointing gun at police

Andrew Phillips (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Andrew Phillips (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

By Brad Underwood – bio | email

NORTH AVONDALE (FOX19) - Police have arrested a victim of a home invasion after they say he pointed a gun at police while chasing a suspect.

Police say an officer who was responding to a car accident nearby noticed two men with guns running out of the woods near the area of a home invasion. When the officer tried to stop the suspects, the men challenged the officer, causing him to fire several shots at them.

The suspects in the home invasion got away and the victim is locked up facing multiple charges.

Neighbors of Andrew Phillips say they don't understand why Phillips is the one in jail.

"That I don't understand you know cause he don't even have company," said Tim Miller. "What he do out here I don't know, so its surprising to all of us how he wind up in any of this."

Besides pointing a gun a Cincinnati Police Officers, Phillips has a record. Prior charges for weapons and robbery.

Currently the 46 year old Phillips, 46, is facing weapons under disability and aggravated menacing charges.

Police say a man and a woman are the suspects in the home invasion, which occurred just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. The suspects got away with $30 in cash and fired a shot at Phillips, but he was not hurt.

another man who lives in the same building says Phillips is a good guy. He's quiet and keeps to himself, but lately has been having some issues with an ex-girlfriend.  Kevin Griffith, believes the two suspects are Phillips ex and her new boyfriend.

"He (Phillips) was telling me it was her and one of her boyfriends that came over here," said Griffith. " She's been giving him mass problems."

Police have not identified the suspects. Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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