2 arrested after police chase ends near Hamilton school forcing lockdown, sheriff’s office says

Police investigate chase, crash in Hamilton

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - Two people were been arrested Thursday after a shooting ended in a police chase near Brookwood Elementary in Hamilton, forcing the school to go on lockdown, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

The two people were shooting at each other on Gordon Smith Boulevard around 2 p.m., the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office explains the two suspects eventually drove away before one of the vehicles crashed near the school.

That crash occurred near the corner of Barrington Drive and Brookwood Avenue. Police radio traffic said the car had flipped “at least 10 times” and struck two houses.

Officers fired shots responding to the crash, according to radio traffic, though Hamilton police have not confirmed that.

One person did arrive at Fort Hamilton Hughes Hospital with a gunshot wound, according to the sheriff’s office.

A teenager in the area describes the moment the chase ended.

“I was riding my scooter, and the guy came flying by,” the teen said. “He hit (a) basketball hoop, did a couple flips, hit the flag pole. Someone hit the tree, and they just ran to the right.”

The lockdown on Brookwood Elementary School was lifted shortly afterwards, Hamilton City Schools said.

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