MASON, Ohio — An Ohio officer in Middletown was shot Monday afternoon as police pursued a murder suspect before the chase ended at the 2600 block of Mason-Montgomery Road, according to the Butler County Sheriff.
Sheriff Richard Jones said the male officer’s injuries are non-life-threatening. The chase started in Middletown and went through Hamilton as police pursued a suspect wanted for murder and other warrants out of Hamilton, WCPO reported.
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Five officers returned fire, according to the sheriff. Law enforcement authorities have not confirmed the suspect’s identity or the extent of his injuries.
A witness at the scene said he heard multiple gunshots and that there appeared to be evidence of a chase and crash in the front yard of a house nearby.
A large number of police officers and vehicles responded to the scene just after 5 p.m. Monday.