Wounded Cincinnati police officer’s surgery went ‘very well’

UPDATE @ 11:45 p.m.:

The wounded officer has now had surgery that went “very well” and he “will probably be able to come home” Sunday, FOP President Dan Hils said in a Facebook post.

The officer and suspect identity is still yet to be released.

UPDATE @ 8:30 p.m. (Aug. 25):

The officer wounded on East Walnut Hills is still awaiting surgery after unexpected delays, FOP President Dan Hils said in a statement.

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“Many of you are asking for an update on the officer and his surgery. It has delayed twice for more emergent cases,” said President Hils.

“Continue your prayers that the surgery is successful and his long rehab can begin,” he said.

The identities of the officer and suspect has not been released.

UPDATE @ 6:45 p.m.: The suspect shot dead in the wounding of a Cincinnati police officer was hit several times by police gunfire, the Hamilton County coroner said.

Police were serving a felony warrant for an unspecified offense at an apartment about 3:40 p.m., the chief told our news partner, WCPO.com. 

Shots were fired when the officers encountered the man the coroner said was 20 or 21. The wounded officer was conscious at UC Medical Center, Isaac said, and is expected to recover fully. 

"I believe he's going to be OK," said Sgt. Dan Hils, police union president. 

According to Hamilton County property records and a Talbert House spokeswoman, the apartment building is "permanent supportive housing" owned by the organization, which provides outpatient mental health and addiction treatment services to its clients.

Police officials have not released the names of the wounded officer, the officers who fired on the man or the man who fired on them.

The chief said the homicide unit is investigating.

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: 

The suspect in the shooting of the Cincinnati police officer has died, Chief Eliot Isaac said.

The officer was serving a warrant and was confronted by the suspect when he was shot in the arm, the chief said.

 

UPDATE @ 4:30 p.m.: 

The Cincinnati police officer’s injuries do not appear to be life threatening, police officials said via Twitter.

There has been no word about the suspect.

INITIAL REPORT

A Cincinnati police officer has been shot and a person identified as a suspect has been shot as well, our news partner WCPO.com is reporting. 

The incident occurred in the 2600 block of Victory Parkway and an investigation is underway. 

 

Police drove the officer to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The officer’s condition is not known. 

We are working to learn more about the incident. We will update this developing report. 

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