Deputy shoots alleged home invader in Clermont County, sheriff’s office says

Deputy shoots alleged home invader in Clermont County, sheriff’s office says
The sheriff's office says the deputy fired her gun after the suspect continued to approach her. (Source: 19 News)

HAMERSVILLE, Ohio (FOX19) - A suspect is in the hospital after the sheriff’s office says a deputy had to use her gun during a “physical altercation” between the two.

Around 4 p.m. Saturday, a 911 caller reported that a man he didn’t know came to his home in the 3400 block of Sodom Road with a gun and threatened the caller’s father-in-law.

Before deputies could arrive, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect left the home.

Less than 15 minutes after the 911 call, a deputy was able to find the suspect, who was still on Sodom Road.

According to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect came towards the deputy despite her orders for him to stop.

Once the suspect was close enough, the sheriff’s office says a “physical altercation ensued,” which caused the deputy to shoot the man.

The suspect was taken by AirCare to University Hospital where staff says he is in stable condition.

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