One Ohio Deputy Killed, Another Injured in Early Morning Shootout; Suspect in Police Custody

Detective Bill Brewer, left, died as a result of gunshot wounds following the Clermont County standoff early Sunday morning. Lt. Nick DeRose, right, was treated and released at a hospital. (Photo: Provided)

One Ohio sheriff’s deputy was killed and another was injured during a deadly standoff that ended early Sunday morning in Clermont County.


The officers originally responded around 7 p.m. to a 911 call from a man who said there were subjects in his apartment who were refusing to leave, Capt. Jeff Sellars with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department said during a news conference Sunday morning. The subject also told officers that he had weapons in his home.

Deputy Bill Brewer was shot at approximately 10:30 p.m. in what was police described as a “barrage” of gunfire from a suspect barricaded inside Royal Oaks Apartments in Pierce Township.

Brewer died as a result of gunshot wounds after being transported to Anderson Mercy Hospital, according to a news release. He is survived by a wife and 5-year-old son.

His body is being transported from the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office to Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia, said Cincinnati Police Department Lt. Steve Saunders.

The procession departed at 11 a.m.

“Deputy Brewer gave his life attempting to help a person who was admittedly suicidal,” said Clermont County Sheriff Steve Leahy. “This will forever change the atmosphere of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.”

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SOURCE: USA Today; Cincinnati Enquirer, Sheila Vilvens, Chris Mayhew and Cameron Knight