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Officer shoots domestic violence suspect in Colerain Township

Posted at 6:14 PM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-25 08:52:07-05

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A Colerain officer shot a domestic violence suspect Friday evening after he pointed a gun at her, according to Police Chief Mark Denney.

Denney said officers responded to a call at 7855 Thompson Road and discovered Gary Sanzone, 66, inside the rural home with a firearm in his hand. The officer responded by shooting him multiple times; Sanzone was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

According to Denney and Officer James Love, this wasn't the first time officers had responded to a domestic incident at the Thompson Road home. Denney estimated officers had visited the resident around 20 separate times since 2014.

The officer, whose name has not been disclosed, was unharmed. 

"With yesterday being Thanksgiving, wow, are we thankful," Denney said. "This officer has a family -- she has a small daughter, and to be able to have her go back home with them today is a blessing for us."

Cincinnati police will investigate the incident beginning on Monday. Denney said there was no indication the officer had done anything that violated police ethics or procedure.

"She did a great job," he said. "She did exactly what we needed her to do."