Man shot by Colerain Twp police faces charges

Man shot by Colerain Twp police faces charges
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The suspect in an officer-involved shooting will be charged with felonious assault when he is released from the hospital, Colerain police announced Tuesday.

Gary Sanzone, 66, was shot multiple times by a Colerain officer after pointing a firearm at the cop Friday, investigators said.

The shooting happened while police responded to a domestic dispute around 3:30 p.m. at a home on Thompson Road, close to Indian Ridge Road.

"The first officer arrived and was immediately met in the driveway by an armed suspect who pointed a handgun at her," said Colerain Police Chief Mark Denney.

"The officer took cover. fired her service weapon at the suspect who was still pointing his firearm at her," said Chief Denney.

Sanzone was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The extent of his injuries has not been released.

Police said the officer is a 10-year veteran of the force. They did not release her name but said she was unharmed.

Investigators also said this is the first time she had to fire her gun.

Police said they have been to the home for domestic-related cases in the past.

The investigation into the shooting was handled by Cincinnati Police for transparency, according to Chief Denney.

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