Officers shoot armed juvenile in his hand during arrest attempt

COLERAIN TWP., Ohio -- A juvenile suspect who threatened police with a gun Friday and was shot in his hand was arraigned Monday in a Hamilton County courtroom.

The incident happened Friday at about 2:15 p.m. when Colerain Township investigators tried to arrest a suspect believed to be involved in two recent armed robberies.

Police Chief Mark Denney said in a press conference investigators went to the home of a female suspect, Edna Liban, 30, on Oak Knoll Drive.

As investigators drove up to the North College Hill house, the juvenile ran up to the car and jumped into the back of the detectives' car. He pointed a .45 caliber at the detective's head, according to investigators.

The juvenile did not hurt the detective, and started to run away. As investigators went to help the first detective, the suspect ran towards them.

Police fired a gunshot that hit the juvenile in his hand, causing him to drop his weapon.

The suspect was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The juvenile appeared in court Monday with a bandage around his hand where he had been shot. He was arraigned on aggravated robbery charges and the judge sided with prosecutors when they asked he be held at the jail.

Prosecutors also said they want to charge the teen as an adult and the decision will be made at a hearing on April 10.

Liban appeared in court Saturday morning and was charged with complicity. She is being held on a $50,000 bond until her next court appearance.

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