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Video captures police officer firing at suspected gunman

Michael Anthony Evans (Provided, Cincinnati Police Department) Michael Anthony Evans (Provided, Cincinnati Police Department)
(FOX19 NOW/Jessica Brown) (FOX19 NOW/Jessica Brown)
The suspect on the left is down on the ground after an officer fired two shots. (Provided, Cincinnati Police Department) The suspect on the left is down on the ground after an officer fired two shots. (Provided, Cincinnati Police Department)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

On Thursday, Cincinnati police released video that captures the final moments of a massive manhunt for a suspected gunman that sprawled across multiple neighborhoods in the city Wednesday morning.  

At the end of the pursuit by 20-year veteran Officer Brian Trotta and 11-year veteran Aston Roach, alleged gunman Michael Evans, 30, was shot near the Corryville Recreation Center while fleeing on foot. 

Trotta fired two shots Michael Evans, 30, after he displayed a firearm during a foot pursuit, Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said to reporters Thursday. The suspected gunman was hit in the leg and suffered non life-threatening injuries. Trotta sustained a sprained ankle but has been released from the hospital. No police officers were shot. 

At roughly 9 a.m. Evans fled from a scene on McMicken Avenue in Over-the-Rhine after allegedly shooting a man, police swarmed . The victim's condition is unknown. Officers swarmed the east side of the University of Cincinnati after discovering Evan's vehicle in the area. The suspect's wife was taken into custody but has not been charged, police say. 

Two plain clothed officers confronted Evans near the Corryville Recreation Center just before noon. One officer tased him but Evans was able to hop a fence and continue to retreat before being shot by police.

It is unclear what prompted the shooting in Over-the-Rhine and the victim's identity has not been released. "A struggle ensued. The individual produced a firearm. One of the officers fired several shots, striking the individual in the lower extremities," Isaac said. "Anytime there's an individual that we know is armed, that engaged in a felonious assault earlier is a very dangerous situation."

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