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Police: Armed Hamilton man shot by officer in Sharonville hotel while holding daughter hostage

Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 12:35 PM


            Duane Harrison.
Duane Harrison.

A Sharonville police officer shot a 53-year-old Hamilton man at a hotel in the early morning hours of Tuesday in a situation where police said he was holding his adult daughter against her will.

Shot, and in critical condition, was Duane R. Harrison of Hamilton, who Sharonville police said has a criminal history that includes felony drug possession. He also had an active felony warrant for probation violation from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

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Here is the police department’s description of what happened, as posted on its Facebook page:

Around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to Sonesta ES Suites at 2670 E. Kemper Road for a report an armed man was holding his daughter against her will.

“The subject barricaded himself in a room and the Hamilton County Police Association SWAT team was requested,” the department stated. At about 2:30 a.m., “the subject left his room, armed with a black handgun, and was confronted by police in a common area. A Sharonville Police officer fired three rounds at the subject, striking him, and then took him into custody. A black handgun was recovered at the scene. No police officers or bystanders were injured during the events.”

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Harrison was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and was listed in critical condition at 6 a.m. The officer’s name has not been released.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is helping with the investigation.