Officer shot in head in Warren County identified

Officer shot in head in Warren County identified
Published: Jul. 13, 2022 at 7:52 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2022 at 1:57 PM EDT
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WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - The Warren County coroner released new information after Clearcreek Township Police Chief John Terrill said one of his officers was shot in the head and critically hurt by a suspect who was then killed by another officer.

Coroner Dr. Russell Uptegrove identified the suspect as 65-year-old Mark Evers.

Evers died as a result of at least one gunshot wound, according to the coroner.

His autopsy will be performed later Wednesday at the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Lt. Wallace Stacy with the Clearcreek Township Police Department identified the officer who is in critical but stable condition as Officer Eric Ney.

The shootings unfolded late Tuesday after two Clearcreek Township officers responded to a domestic violence call at a residence in the 5900 block of Ohio 48, according to the police chief.

The department has responded to multiple domestic violence calls at the same address in the past. On Tuesday, a man was ramming his wife’s vehicle with an ATV, the chief said.

Evers shot Ney in the head and then was shot and killed by Sgt. Nicole Cordero, according to the chief. Sgt. Cordero was promoted to sergeant in March. She has been with the department since 2008.

Radio communications between officers on the scene and dispatchers suggest the shooting happened near a barn on the property where Evers reportedly trained horses.

Ney is a 14-year veteran of the force. Chief Terrill said he is breathing on his own, responsive, and in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. The chief explained the veteran officer is in critical but stable condition and has a long recovery ahead of him.

“We’re not quite sure how this is going to turn out yet,” the chief said Tuesday night.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations is investigating and will turn its findings over to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

The prosecutor and police will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday to give an update.

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