Chief: Fairfield officer fatally shot man stabbing woman in condo

Police release names of two killed
Posted at 8:59 AM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-23 16:42:22-04

FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- Police have released the names of the two people killed in a stabbing and police shooting Friday.

The woman stabbed to death was 37-year-old Michelle R. Henry, police said Saturday. Her alleged attacker was 37-year-old Logan A. Williamson. He was shot by police.

Police still haven't revealed their relationship. 

Officer Bryan Carnes fired "multiple rounds from his pistol" when he saw a man stabbing a woman in the bathroom of a condo, Fairfield Police Chief Steve Maynard said Friday. 

Williamson died at the scene. Henry died at a hospital.

Carnes and Sgt. Aaron Meyer forced entry into a Rolling Meadows condo off Gelhot Drive after a woman called 911 saying she needed help before 6 a.m. Friday, Maynard said. 

Carnes, a Fairfield officer of three years, was the first to see Willliamson stabbing Henry in an upstairs bathroom. That's when he "stopped immediate threat," Maynard said.  

“This is a very traumatic incident for the officers,” Maynard said. “We brought in some teams to try to address that and make sure they’re taken care of … it’s a sad day, and we just want to make sure we take care of our officers and anyone else for that matter that this directly impacts."

Maynard released the information in a 10:30 a.m. news conference. Watch the full press conference in the player below: 


"Tragic, sad," said Charlotte Gilpin, who has lived in the neighborhood for the past five years. Gilpin said she never imagined something this happening there.

"Beautiful community, it's a nice neighborhood,” Gilpin said. “Just shocked, shocking ... Never seen anything like this."

HEAR 911 call, watch neighbor's reaction:



Gilpin said there's plenty of services available in the area for people who need them. 

“If you have a family friend, neighbor, or even stranger that you feel like needs help, there's all kinds of contacts in Butler County," Gilpin said.

Both Carnes and Meyer have been placed on administrative leave. Carnes’ personnel file refers to him as an asset to the department with no disciplinary record.

Carnes was wearing a body camera, and Maynard said that video will be released after the investigation is complete. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handling that.