The 23-year-old man taken into custody is likely to be charged with aggravated murder
Duty Death: Bill Brewer - [Pierce Township, Ohio]
End of Service: 02/03/2019
By Associated Press
BATAVIA, Ohio — A sheriff's deputy was
shot and killed during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex in
Ohio that left another deputy wounded and a suspect in custody,
authorities said Sunday.
Capt. Jeff Sellars of the Clermont County
Sheriff's Office said officers responded about 7 p.m. Saturday to the
Royal Oaks Apartments in Pierce Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometers)
east of Cincinnati, following a 911 call from a man who said he
believed someone was inside of his residence.
Authorities say the caller then said that he was armed and eventually told the dispatcher that he was suicidal.
it was unclear from authorities' statements whether the caller was
referring to himself or to the person he said was inside his home. It
was also unclear whether the suspect himself made the call.
Authorities found only one person in the home.
23-year-old man taken into custody is likely to be charged with
aggravated murder, according to a spokesman for Ohio's attorney general.
Spokesman David O'Neil said Sunday he couldn't confirm where the suspect was being held or whether any charges had been filed.
Clermont County Sheriff's Office said Detective Bill Brewer died from
his wounds. O'Neil says the other deputy, Lt. Nick DeRose, was treated
for a gunshot wound in the ankle and released from a hospital.
"Deputy Brewer gave his life attempting to help a person who was
admittedly suicidal," Sheriff Steve Leahy said in the release. "This
will forever change the atmosphere of the Clermont County Sheriff's
Authorities have said that the investigation is ongoing.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in a later release that Brewer's "valor is now recorded for all time, written in blood."
"We mourn and we will remember," Yost said.
Another Hero dies. RIP Bill and condolences to the Family