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CPD: Man killed in police involved Sedamsville shooting

Police say a neighbor called 911 when the man across the street began firing shots. When they arrived, police say the man who they have not identified pointed a gun at officers and those officers opened fire (Photo: FOX19) Police say a neighbor called 911 when the man across the street began firing shots. When they arrived, police say the man who they have not identified pointed a gun at officers and those officers opened fire (Photo: FOX19)
SEDAMSVILLE, OH (FOX19) -

A man was shot to death on Rosemont Avenue by Cincinnati police. It happened shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday.

Police say a neighbor called 911 when the man across the street began firing shots. When they arrived, police say the man who they have not identified pointed a gun at officers and those officers opened fire.

"I mean I feel bad but our kid's lives were in danger because he was just shooting everywhere," said Heather Faulkner who lived across the street.

Faulkner says she called police when the neighbor across the street who appeared to be drunk began firing a gun in his front yard. When they arrived, she says she watched it all happen from her window.

"Police got here and police pointed the gun at the house and he didn't come out for like five minutes and when he came out, he had his gun and the officers told him to put it down and he started shooting and the officers fired back," said Faulkner.

As of Sunday night, police did not confirm the man actually shot at officers.

"They were approached by a male subject that pointed a firearm at them and they were forced to defend themselves," said Chief Blackwell.

Chief Blackwell says one of the officers on scene was wearing a body camera. It is one of two models they are currently testing in a 30 day trial set to end this week. Blackwell expects the recommendations on which model to choose this week. He hopes that footage will help clear up any confusion.

As for Faulkner, she is just glad her children are safe and the shooting is over.

"He was pretty nice to us. He spoke when he saw us. I don't know what went wrong," said Faulkner.

More details about the shooting is expected to be released Monday during a press conference.

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