Police: Man who shot at officers charged with attempted murder

Khayree Waller (Cincinnati Police Department)
Khayree Waller (Cincinnati Police Department)

NORTH COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - A man who fired at officers and led police on a 10-minute chase Thursday morning has been charged with attempted murder.

The incident started as a welfare check at a home in the 1200 block of East Way around midnight.

According to police, a caller, who was not on scene, said shots had been fired into the residence and was concerned for the safety of those in the home.

When police responded to the scene, 32-year-old Khayree Waller, 32 was driving a red hatchback and fired several shots at officers, according to spokesperson Lt. Steve Saunders.

Authorities said the officers took cover and immediately returned fire.

Waller then fled from the scene, leading police on a 10-minute pursuit through College Hill and Interstates 75 and 74.

He crashed at Kenneth and Atwood also in College Hill, and was arrested without incident, police said.

No one was hit by gunfire and no injuries were reported.

Waller was charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, and weapons under disability.

Chief Isaac acknowledged the heroic actions of the officers.

"I am proud of the immense courage, dedication, and restraint displayed by the officers involved in bringing this critical incident to resolution," he said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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