CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio — One person is dead and an officer is in critical condition after a shooting in Warren County.
Clearcreek Township Police Chief John Terrill said officer Eric Ney was shot in the head and a suspect was subsequently shot and killed after police responded to a domestic incident on the 5900 block of State Route 48 Tuesday night.
The officer was flown to Miami Valley Hospital. The officer is a 14-year veteran of the department.
Clearcreek Township police said on Wednesday that Sgt. Ney remains in critical, but stable condition.
The Warren County Coroner's Office said Mark Evers, a 65-year-old horse trainer, was shot and killed during the incident. Court documents show that Evers faced a prior felony assault charge in 1999, which resulted in a no contact order.
Evers was a horse trainer and harness horse driver whose team won a Breeder's Crown in 2021. Ohio's Harness Horse Racing Association confirmed Evers was a member of the organization.
The officer who shot and killed the suspect is a female sergeant — her identity has not yet been released.
Terrill said when they received the call for a domestic incident, police were told about an individual "ramming his wife's car with an ATV." He said police have received multiple calls to that location.
A white SUV was roped off on SR-48.
UPDATE: Hwy Patrol dispatch confirms officer involved shooting in 5900 block of SR 48 in Warren County. A white SUV has been roped off on the road. Multiple officers can be seen on a nearby property. @WCPO pic.twitter.com/eYB0KlSrSH— Jake Ryle (@JakeWCPO) July 13, 2022
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting. Terrill said Clearcreek Township has never had a shooting involving an officer before. He said there had been previous officer deaths, including one who was killed by a drunk driver.
"It’s been tough for us," said Terrill. "Going to be a tough night for us.”
Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said there will be a press conference at 2 p.m. on July 14 to provide updates.
Fornshell said there is no body camera footage of the incident, but there is dash camera footage that he plans to release during Thursday's press conference.
WCPO will update this story with more information when it is available.
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