GREEN TWP., Ohio - A man was shot and killed by police in Green Township Friday evening after he pointed a rifle at officers according to Chief Deputy Sean Donovan with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.
Donovan identified the man as 68-year-old Kenneth Roehrig of Green Township.
The incident began around 6 p.m. Friday night when authorities say Roehrig fired several rounds at a neighbor's home in the 6200 block of Wesselman Road. The resident called police but Roehrig fled before they arrived according to officers.
At 8:30 p.m., officers were called to the 4800 block of Ebenezer Road for a report of Roehrig threatening suicide with a firearm. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Special Response Team responded and surrounded the residence.
According to Donovan, Roehrig walked outside armed with a rifle and pointed the rifle at officers at which time an officer shot Roehrig. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Donovan tells 9 News Roehrig had a history of mental illness.
Investigators recovered several firearms inside the residence and also a hand grenade according to deputies.
No one else was injured. The name of the officer involved in the shooting is not being released.
The incident remains under investigation.
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