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Trooper, suspect identified in trooper-involved shooting in Middletown

Pursuit ends in shooting; trooper, suspect hurt
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Posted at 5:09 AM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 07:41:35-04

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A trooper and a suspect were injured in a trooper-involved shooting in Middletown Thursday night, according to Lt. Craig Cvetan, spokesman for Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Williams tried to pull over 22-year-old Devon Marion, of Middletown, at about 10:28 p.m. on State Route 73 near Route 4 for speeding, Cvetan said. Marion didn’t stop, and a short pursuit ensued.

Williams stopped pursuing Marion when Marion almost lost control of his car, Cvetan said. Williams then followed him without lights or sirens on and tried to pull him over again once he slowed down.

Marion stopped on Lafayette Avenue near Trine Street, got out of the car and tried to run, Cvetan said. Williams deployed a Taser, and Marion “engaged and attempted to assault the trooper," Cvetan said. Williams then fired two rounds at Marion; he was shot in the armpit and abdomen. Williams rendered first aid until first responders arrived.

“At this point we have not found that the suspect had a weapon, but we do know that the suspect engaged the trooper,” Cvetan said.

A medical helicopter transported the Marion to Miami Valley Hospital. He is in stable condition.

First responders took Williams to West Chester Hospital with injuries that are not life threatening. Williams has since been released.

First responders transported a passenger in the suspect's car to a hospital for an unrelated medical condition, Cvetan said.

Williams, a five-year veteran, is from Ohio State Highway Patrol's Hamilton Post.

Authorities will review dash cam footage as part of the investigation, Cvetan said.