Warren County, OH – A Clearcreek Township police officer was shot in the head while responding to a domestic disturbance on Tuesday night.
The incident occurred at a residence located in the 5000-block of Ohio 48 at approximately 9 p.m. on July 12, Clearcreek Township Police Department (CTPD) Chief John Terrill told reporters later in the night, according to WXIX.
Chief Terrill said his officers were familiar with the suspect, 55-year-old Mark Evers, and that they had responded to the home for multiple other domestic violence calls in the past.
On this particular night, Evers was allegedly ramming an ATV into his wife’s vehicle, WXIX reported.
When CTPD officers arrived at the scene, the suspect opened fire and shot one of the officers in the head, Chief Terrill said.
The wounded officer’s female partner returned fire, killing the gunman, according to the chief.
A medical helicopter flew the wounded 14-year police veteran to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where he remained in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit on Tuesday night, according to The Enquirer.
When asked if the officer is expected to recover, Chief Terrill said it is still too early to know, FOX News reported.
“[He was] shot in the head, so we’re not quite sure how this is going to turn out yet,” he said.
The officer’s identity has not been released.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations is handling the ongoing investigation into the officer-involved shooting, FOX News reported.
Chief Terrill said the incident is the first officer-involved shooting in the history of the CTPD, which was founded in 1975, according to the Dayton Daily News.
There was an officer-involved shooting in Warren County Tuesday night, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The suspect was shot and killed. Officer was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital. pic.twitter.com/8WxyRE7oZd
— Geovanni Villafañe 🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@RezZureKtedPoeT) July 13, 2022
— Karin Johnson WLWT (@karinjohnson) July 13, 2022
We’re live outside Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton on @FOX19. An officer from Clearcreek Twp is here after being shot in the head responding to a domestic violence call. Clearcreek Twp Police Chief John Terrill says the 14 year veteran is in stable but critical condition. pic.twitter.com/KzY8uzBlER
— Kody Fisher (@KodyFisherTV) July 13, 2022
A Clearcreek police officer is in the ICU after being shot in the head while responding to a domestic situation. A Sgt on the call returned fire and killed the suspect.
BCI is on scene running the investigation. Injures Officer has 14 years with dept. @Local12 pic.twitter.com/KPL1Nvwvlb
— Brad Underwood (@BUnderwoodWKRC) July 13, 2022
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