Ohio- Clermont County Deputy Killed, One Injured in Standoff
Shortly before 7 p.m. on Saturday night, multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the On the Green Apartments at Royal Oak in Pierce Township, Ohio for a mental welfare check. A man who called 911 said there were people inside his apartment that refused to leave. The caller advised police that he had weapons in his home. During an over eleven hour standoff, one Clermont County Deputy was killed, and another injured. Suspect Wade Edward Winn, 23, was finally taken into custody at around 6:37 a.m. on Sunday.
BREAKING NOW: LISTEN TO THE GUNSHOTS FIRED a viewer sent us gunfire he recorded at the Royal Oak Apts in Pierce Township, Clermont County. Still a very active scene there right now. Heavy police presence. We have a crew at the scene. Stay tuned as we learn more. @FOX19 pic.twitter.com/XtU4WJVjzH
— Stef DiPietrantonio (@StefDFOX19Now) February 3, 2019
#UPDATE: Lt. Julie Poe with Pierce Township police has told #WCPO that no residents have been transported for medical attention. Suspect is still barricaded in his apartment. Clermont County special response team on scene handling communication. https://t.co/B43vAuH06a pic.twitter.com/xduj0X0FDY
— WCPO (@WCPO) February 3, 2019
Pierce Township Police stated that police fired no shots during the standoff, and the suspect fired all of them. It is unclear why police did not return fire. The shots first started at 8:15 p.m. By 10:37 p.m. the two deputies were shot by the suspect, according to WCPO.
A fire broke out at 2 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. at the location, but fire crews quickly extinguished the flames. It is unclear how the fires started, whether from police incendiaries or the suspect setting fire to his own apartment.
Detective Bill Brewer, a 20 year veteran of law enforcement, was taken to Anderson Mercy Hospital, where he died of his wounds. He is survived by his wife and 5 year old son.
“Deputy Brewer gave his life attempting to help a person who was admittedly suicidal. This will forever change the atmosphere of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.” Sheriff Steve Leahy
Lt Nick DeRose, a 22 year veteran, was treated at University hospital and released.
Featured photo: Twitter screenshot via WLWT