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Hamilton Township officers shoot, kill man in standoff

Posted at 11:46 AM, May 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-03 18:55:51-04

A Sunday night standoff in Hamilton Township ended with officers fatally shooting their suspect, the Hamilton Township Police Department announced in a Monday news release.

According to the police department, the man had fired shots inside his Adams Road home, threatened to harm himself and refused to leave. SWAT officers were called to the scene.

The Warren County Coroner's Office later identified the suspect as 57-year-old Anthony D. Williams, according to WCPO 9 News partner, the Journal-News.

Police had not released the names of the officers involved in the shooting as of this writing. Both officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.

“Preliminary investigation indicates that while our officers were securing the perimeter, and awaiting the arrival of the SWAT Team, the individual emerged from the residence pointing a firearm at the direction of our officers, which caused our officers to defend themselves and use lethal force,” the news release stated.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell will investigate the incident.