WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) – A Clearcreek Township police officer was shot in the head Tuesday night, according to Clearcreek Township Chief of Police John Terrill.
Two officers with the department responded to a domestic violence call at a residence in the 5000 block of OH-48 where a man was ramming his wife’s car with an ATV, Terrill says.
At some point, the man shot one of the responding officers in the head, after which the other officer shot and killed the man.
CareFlight transported the wounded officer to Miami Valley Hospital. Sources say he was breathing on his own in the helicopter.
Terrill described the officer as being in “stable but critical condition in the ICU.” Later he added in reference to the officer, “We’re not quite sure how this is going to turn out yet.”
Terrill declined to identify the wounded officer but divulged he is a 14-year veteran of the force.
The officer who shot and killed the man was not injured.
The department has responded to multiple domestic violence calls at the same address in the past, according to the police chief.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations is at the scene assisting.
It is the first officer-involved shooting in the 47-year history of the Clearcreek Township Police Department, Terrill says.