Sheriff’s office IDs man found shot in the chest in driveway of Amelia home

Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 12:39 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2022 at 4:41 PM EDT
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CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office identified a man who was found shot on East Ohio Pike in Amelia.

Capt. Chris Allen said deputies found 56-year-old George Johnson who had been shot in the torso lying in the driveway of a home.

He was taken by Air Care to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he was taken into surgery with what is described as “life-threatening injuries.”

The sheriff’s office said they received a 911 call from a resident in the 2200 block of SR 125 reporting a shooting incident at her residence.

The caller reported that a male subject who stays at their residence was outside shooting at a second male, the sheriff’s office said.

According to the sheriff’s office, the shooting stemmed from a verbal dispute.

Deputies from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene at 11:40 a.m. and were told that the suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle.

Shortly after, the Pierce Township Police Department stopped the suspect vehicle at the intersection of Amelia Olive Branch Road and Old SR 74 in Batavia Township.

The suspect, 32-year-old Shamek Shron Berry, was alone at the time of the traffic stop and was taken into custody without incident.

Shamek Shron Berry
Shamek Shron Berry(Clermont County Sheriff's Office)

He was transported to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and was charged with one count of felonious assault.

Berry is currently being held in the Clermont County Jail.

This investigation remains ongoing.

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