Man detained after officer fires shot during College Hill incident

CINCINNATI -- No one was hurt when an officer fired a single shot during a traffic incident in College Hill.

The female officer fired the shot at about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road after a woman inside a vehicle had flagged her down for help, according to Capt. Paul Neudigate with the Cincinnati Police Department.

Neudigate said the veteran officer was sitting in her cruiser in the parking lot of A & S Fashions so she could do paperwork when she was approached by the woman. She asked the officer to help settle a dispute between her and a male passenger.

"She was apparently fighting with the man in the car and wanted the officer to help settle their dispute," the District 5 commander said.

At some point during the interaction with the motorists, the officer "felt threatened" and pulled out her handgun and fired a single shot, Neudigate said.

"It is still in the preliminary stages as to exactly what transpired between the officer and the individual which resulted in the officer firearm being discharged."

No injuries were reported but the rear window of the motorists' vehicle was shattered by the bullet.

Police detained the man involved in the incident.

The officer involved was placed on seven days of paid administrative leave, which is standard operating procedure when an officer fires their weapon, Neudigate said.

The names of the people involved in the matter were not released.

No other information is available.

WCPO will update this story when more information is available.

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