Officer injured in shooting "doing well," will have surgery

Officer injured, suspect dead in shooting

EAST WALNUT HILLS, OH (FOX19) - An officer who was shot Friday afternoon is doing "pretty well" and will have surgery Saturday, Sgt. Dan Hils says.

The male officer was taken to UC Medical Center after being struck in the arm. Police said his injury appears to be non life-threatening.

Sgt. Hils said the officer was alert and, "is sharp."

Officers were serving the suspect with a felony warrant when the shooting happened in the 2600 block of Victory Parkway in East Walnut Hills around 3:40 p.m.

The suspect who was shot died, police say.

"It was an attempt to serve a felony warrant. As they encountered the individual shots were fired. The officer was shot in the arm… we expect him to make a full recovery. We do have a suspect that is deceased," Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said.

The Hamilton County Coroner says the suspect was in his mid 20s and was shot multiple times. Mayor John Cranley said the suspect is a known violent offender.

"He recently hurt a convenient store manager, and they were trying to serve a warrant when he pulled a gun on the officers and unfortunately one of our officers was injured. We know the officers acted appropriately and their actions were justified. We send prayers for his speedy recovery," he said.

Police said the shooting happened inside of an apartment building owned by the Talbert House.

"Word spreads quickly in terms of when a police officer is down. If you're not at work, you still respond to the scene to see what you can do to help," State Senator Cecil Thomas said.

Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney said this is a reminder of the dangers police officers can face.

"Our thoughts go out to the wounded officer and his family. This situation is a stark reminder of the potential dangers our police officers face every time they put on their uniform. I'm a relieved to learn that his injuries are not life-threatening.

Identities of the officer or suspect have not been released at this time.

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