Man stabs female relative before being shot by officer, police chief says

Published: Nov. 1, 2022 at 1:46 PM EDT
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CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - A suspect accused of stabbing a woman multiple times in Miami Township Tuesday was shot by an officer, according to Miami Township Police Chief Mike Mills.

Police shot the man, later identified as Joshua Amburgy, in the leg after he ran at officers with a “butcher-style knife,” Chief Mills said.

The suspect allegedly stabbed a female relative “numerous” times at an address in the area of Geneva Court and Valencia Drive around 1 p.m., the chief explained.

Amburgy then ran from the scene as officers and detectives were arriving, he explained.

As police were searching for Amburgy, they got a call that he was on the back patio of another home, still armed with a knife, according to police.

Officers tried getting the suspect to drop the knife.

The chief said the officers gave clear commands for him to drop the weapon, but instead, he charged at the detective with it.

One of the officers deployed a taser, missing Amburgy, while another fired two gunshots, hitting the armed man once, Chief Mills says.

Officers rendered aid, applying a tourniquet until medics arrived.

Chief Mills said Amburgy is in serious condition, as is the victim.

BCI will be conducting an Independent investigation of the incident, Chief Mills said.

“Shocked,” said Mark Springer, a neighbor. “It’s hard to believe it.”

Another neighbor, Jamie Collins, said, “It was a mother, and her son was living in the basement and had bipolar issues.”

Collins said she’d met with the pair recently because they’d just moved into the neighborhood. She said the mother was open and honest about the topic in that encounter.

“She actually said that her bipolar son was living in the basement with them,” Collins recalled.

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