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Second man questioned, released in shooting of Cincinnati cop, son while hunting

Seitz, 23, remains in the Clermont County Jail on two counts of assault.

The officer, 52-year-old Daniel Brockmann, and his son are expected to make full recoveries, said Lt. Robert Hayslip, commander, Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post. 


State troopers arrested a man after he allegedly shot and injured an off-duty Cincinnati police officer and his teenage son while they were hunting in Clermont County Monday, according to our news partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. 

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Wesley K. Seitz, 23, of Batavia, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault, the station reported. 

The shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. near East Fork State Park, about 15 minutes south of Batavia. 

The officer and his son were shot with either buckshot or birdshot, not a bullet, Lt. Robert Hayslip, Post Commander of the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. 

Both victims were transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center after suffering non-life threatening injuries. 

They were released Monday afternoon, WCPO-TV reports. 

"This is the opening day of turkey season and, obviously, we're in state property, so it's a highly-traveled area," Hayslip said. "It's just one of those things that people have to take a little bit of extra time and make sure they know what they're doing."

We’ll continue to update this story as details become available. 

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