Man shot by police after stabbing two people in Westwood, CPD says
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Police confirm that a man accused of stabbing two people in Westwood was shot by a Cincinnati police officer.
Police responded to a residence at the Lafeuille Apartment Homes around 12:30 p.m. for reports of a stabbing.
When police arrived at the apartment, they say that one officer used a Taser and another officer shot the suspect in the leg.
“I just heard shouting, you know, I just looked out the window just to peek,” a witness, Alexis Johnson, explained. “I went outside to see what was going on and saw the guy walking to the ambulance with blood all over his shirt and everything and that’s when I heard something about suspect down or something about the suspect being shot or something.”
The suspect and the stabbing victims, a man and a woman, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
The identity of the suspect has not been released.
The two officers will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard protocol.
Queen City FOP President Dan Hils released a statement regarding what happened at Lafeuille Apartment Homes:
“Today, while most Cincinnati residents safely enjoyed Thanksgiving with family, our local police officers were on patrol protecting people. One of those officers was called to a local home after a 911 call about a dangerous man with a knife who was cutting people.
“She and another officer came upon a man wielding a knife. That man refused orders to drop the knife and then approached the officers with the knife.
“Both officers immediately saw the threat, and both acted quickly. One officer deployed his Taser device while the other simultaneously fired her service weapon.
“They stopped the threat.
“The criminal was treated and released from the hospital, and he will be charged. Both officers are uninjured. Everyone in Cincinnati can be thankful that, even on holidays, they have brave, quick-thinking police officers on patrol, risking their own lives to protect others.”
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