CINCINNATI - New details were released following a Saturday press conference regarding a fatal shooting in the West End.
The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Friday at a home located at 828 York Street.
Police say the officer was accompanying a social worker to the home of a woman in her mid 50s who was bed-ridden.
Police say a 52-year-old man answered the door of the home, quickly slammed it, then opened it back up and ran from the home. The man then showed a gun to the officer, and the officer responded by shooting the man multiple times, according to police.
"What we know now is the gun was pointed in the direction of the officer," Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig said. "The officer moved the social worker out of the way in fear she could be harmed. The officer then advised the suspect to drop the gun several times, but he didn't comply. Several shots were fired striking the suspect."
The man was pronounced dead during transport to the hospital. His identity has not been released.
Police believe the suspect and the woman in the home could have been related.
Police are trying to figure out why the man would have held up a gun to the officer when he came to the door.
"I think there was concern with getting her care," Chief Craig said. "It may have been something with a court order, but we are not absolutely certain."
The officer, an eight-year veteran of the force, has been placed on administrative leave. His identity has also not been released.
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