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Hamilton Police: Teen who shot cop had mental health issues

This gun and other items belonged to Brandon Keeler, 18, who shot a Hamilton Police officer on Saturday. This gun and other items belonged to Brandon Keeler, 18, who shot a Hamilton Police officer on Saturday.
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -

Investigators are shedding more light into a shooting that left a teenage gunman dead and a Hamilton Police officer wounded.

They paint a dark picture of a troubled teen who enjoyed violent video games and may have had a death wish. 

Hamilton Police Chief Scott Scrimizzi says the teenager, Brandon Keeler, suffered from mental health issues and was carrying more than 200 rounds of ammunition when he began shooting indiscriminately. 

Keeler, 18, was shot and killed by Officer Chad Stafford after police were called to the scene.

Stafford fired his service weapon after being shot in the head by Keeler.

The case was referred to a Butler County grand jury which found no criminal responsibility by Stafford.

Butler County Prosecutor, Mike Gmoser, says Keeler may have been under the influence of drugs at the time and that the teen was fascinated by the video game "Grand Theft Auto."

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