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Cops Shoot, Kill Man Assaulting Woman With Hammer

Middletown Journal via YellowBrix

April 26, 2010

HAMILTON, OH – More details from the shooting in which a police officer had to use deadly force to stop a brutal attack are expected to be released at about 10 a.m. this morning, Hamilton police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday morning, April 25, by a Hamilton police officer after the man ignored demands to stop beating his 23-year-old girlfriend with a hammer.

According to a report by WKRC Local 12, a friend of the man who was shot dead he believes the violent attack with which the man is accused may have resulted from extreme stress at work.

Police have not yet released the names of those involved, including the officer who fired the fatal shot and was put on routine administrative leave.

Officers were dispatched at 3:51 a.m. to a report of an assault at the Princeton Square Apartments, in the 2000 block of Princeton Road. Police said officers saw the man beating the woman with a hammer.

An officer fired one shot in the chest of the man; he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Hamilton police spokesman Sgt. Craig Bucheit.

“(Officers) told him to drop the hammer. He didn’t comply and they were forced to take action to help prevent any further harm to the girl,” Bucheit said.

Police said the woman sustained serious head injuries and was transported by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Neighbors said the man and woman had moved into the apartment about four days before the deadly incident.

“We went to bed around 1:30 a.m. and we still didn’t hear anything,” said Ali Bergherger, who was at a friend’s apartment across the hall.

A neighbor upstairs, who didn’t want to provide his name, was surprised he didn’t hear anything, including a gunshot. He was awakened by lights and sirens.

Micah Parker, who lives in another building within the complex, said nothing like this has happened in the year he’s lived there. Parker said he’s disheartened by the violence.

“I think we’ve seen enough violence,” Parker said.

An autopsy is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. today, April 26.


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    mikect03

    over 4 years ago

    60 Comments

    extreme stress at work leads to beating your girlfriend with a hammer? If so that must be a real crappy job he has. Kudos to the officer, one accurate shot and one saved victim.

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    Billmc972

    over 4 years ago

    58 Comments

    Good job Officer another dirtbag off the street.Only problem is you loose court money. Keep up the good work.

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Good job officer!

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    Gombino

    over 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Thanks guys!

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    wildsoldier

    over 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    Good Job guys.....

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    over 4 years ago

    2296 Comments

    GJ

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    chrissanders

    over 4 years ago

    5232 Comments

    Great job by the officer!!!

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    luke3302

    over 4 years ago

    928 Comments

    A life saved. Good Job Officer.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    No, you can't bring a hammer to a gunfight either.

    And shame on TeachDJ for beating me to the punchline!

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    cindee_deluca

    over 4 years ago

    28 Comments

    Its ironic and never seizes to amaze me what people will use to assult another but in the same aspect the officer did what he had to do to protect the victim and himself weather it be with deadly force.

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    rsironron

    over 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    The officer did what he was trained to do.

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23294 Comments

    They didn't have to kill him couldn't they have shot the hammer out of his hand? I can hear the do gooders making this statement. The guy was scum and wrote this script. My trade mark saying "The Big Sleep".Satan will greet this piece of shit at the gates of hell.

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    TeachDJ

    over 4 years ago

    208 Comments

    Its ironic that the guy doing the hammering is the one who got nailed.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    50400 Comments

    Sounds like a good shoot.

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    Criminology101

    over 4 years ago

    200 Comments

    Hammers Are Dangerous. Good Job Boys

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