Chief: ‘People of interest’ identified in shooting death of Middletown man in Hamilton

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Police are continuing to investigate the death of a Middletown man who died at a hospital early Tuesday morning.

At about 5:10 a.m. Hamilton police were called to Bethesda Butler Hospital for a gunshot wound victim, according to police.

Brandon York, 30, of the 600 block of Concord Avenue in Middletown, died from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the hospital. His death was ruled a homicide by the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

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Investigators determined an incident occurred in the area of 12th and Hanover streets in Hamilton. They are actively investigating the shooting as a homicide, according to Officer Kristy Collins.

“The information that has been gathered shows that this was not a random act and everyone involved are familiar with each other,” Collins said in a press release.

Detectives served search warrants connected to the case in the city’s North End, including the area of Vine Street, Tuesday night that involved the SWAT team.

“Officers have been working around the clock, that included two search warrants last night, and we have identified people of interest who we think are responsible,” said Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit. “All of our resources were focused on bringing the persons responsible to justice.”

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