COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Police have identified the man shot by police following a pursuit and crash in Colerain Township on Monday.
Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney said a traffic pursuit with Carrington Shropshire, 21, began in North College Hill, but the North College Hill Police Department called off their chase once it entered Colerain Township.
Then, Colerain Township police began to chase Shropshire, but they also called it off because of the weather. After that, Shropshire crashed their vehicle near the intersection of Galbraith and Cheviot roads.
Denney said officers approached the vehicle after the crash and Shropshire pointed a gun at the officers. One of the officers shot Shropshire "several times," according to Denney.
“From what I understand, he was still in the vehicle, and they weren’t even sure if he was even struck at that point. So they obviously had to approach carefully, and they wanted to get him medical aid too, so they moved as quickly and as safely as they could,” Denney said.
First responders transported Shropshire to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment, but it's unclear how severe his wounds are.
Denney said the Cincinnati Police Department will be conducting the investigation into the shooting.
The officer who shot Shropshire is on leave for at least 72 hours, according to Denney.