Sharonville police shoot gunman holding daughter hostage

Officer-involved shooting investigation in Sharonville

SHARONVILLE, Ohio - (FOX19) - Sharonville police said at least one of their officers shot and critically wounded a gunman holding his daughter against her will inside a hotel room early Tuesday.

It happened at Sonesta ES Suites hotel on East Kemper Road about 2:30 a.m.

The suspect was shot several times, critically wounded and taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said Lt. Walter Cordes.

He has been identified by Sharonville police as Duane R. Harrison, 53, from Hamilton.

Harrison was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, felonious assault, having weapons while under disability.

Police say Harrison’s criminal history includes felony drug possession and he has an active felony warrant for probation violation out of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

He fired on round at Sharonville officers, the department said, however, no officers or bystanders were hurt.

The suspect’s daughter alerted authorities about 12:30 a.m. she was being held hostage by her father inside a hotel room, police said.

An officer alerted a dispatcher there was a “suicidal subject” at the hotel at 12:36 a.m., according to radio traffic.

More police and a SWAT team responded, a confrontation with the gunman followed, and shots were fired.

“Shots fired, one suspect down, gun recovered,” an officer told a dispatcher, according to emergency radio traffic.

A Sharonville police officer fired three rounds at the gunman, striking him and then taking him into custody, police wrote in a Facebook post.

On August 13, 2019, at about 1230hrs, Sharonville Police responded to Sonesta ES Suites at 2670 E. Kemper Rd. to...

Posted by Sharonville Police Department on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is assisting Sharonville police with the investigation, said Major Bill Rarrick, agency spokesman.

The officer’s name isn’t being released yet.

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