CrimePolice: Officer shoots armed man in Avondale

22:35  11 september  2019
22:35  11 september  2019 Source:   wlwt.com

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An officer shot a man who apparently showed a gun in Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhood, authorities said Wednesday.

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It happened around noon in the 900 block of Blair Avenue near the intersection of Ridgeway Avenue, just a block away from Woodward Park.

According to Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac, officers with Cincinnati’s gang enforcement squad were patrolling the area at the time.

One of those officers came in contact with a man who “produced a firearm,” Isaac said. That officer fired one shot, striking the alleged gunman in the torso.

The shooting victim – identified only as a male – was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

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A firearm was recovered at the scene, police said.

Isaac said that the investigation is still in its very early stages, and new information will be provided as it becomes available.

No officers were injured.

Isaac said the shooting comes during a time of increased patrols in the Avondale area. Officers have been directed to give more attention to the Cincinnati neighborhood, Isaac said, following an uptick in violence in the area.

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