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Hamilton police looking for witnesses in officer-involved shooting

(Source: FOX19 NOW/Ken Brown) (Source: FOX19 NOW/Ken Brown)
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -

Hamilton police are looking for any potential witnesses in the officer-involved shooting from last Saturday.

Police said Officer Steven McFall shot and killed 24-year-old Michael Wilson-Salzl after Wilson-Salzl confronted the officer with a large knife.

McFall, 41, was responding to a reported shooting on Forest Park Drive, at around 3 p.m. on April 22.

When McFall arrived on scene, he was confronted by Wilson-Salzl.

Wilson-Salzl was armed with a large knife, described as a "butcher knife," Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit said Saturday. 

During a brief confrontation, McFall fired his weapon at the male.

Wilson-Salzl was pronounced dead at the scene. He died of "gunshot wounds," according to the Butler County Coroner's Office.

McFall, a 17-year veteran of the Hamilton Police Department, was not injured. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. 

McFall was not wearing a body camera. Investigators are looking at cruiser cam.  

Findings from the investigation will be presented to a Butler County grand jury by the end of the week. 

If you were a witnesses to or have any information regarding the shooting at Knollwood Crossing, you're asked to contact the Hamilton Police Department Detective Division at 513-868-5811, ext. 2002.

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