Second man questioned, released in shooting of Cincinnati cop, son while hunting

Published: Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 12:33 PM
Updated: Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 9:57 PM

Contributed Photo/WCPO-TV
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UPDATE @ 9:45 p.m.: State police have questioned and released a man who fled with Wesley Seitz, who is accused of shooting an off-duty Cincinnati police officer and his 15-year-old son Monday morning on state property in Clermont County, on the first day of turkey hunting season. 

Seitz, 23, remains in the Clermont County Jail on two counts of assault.

The officer, 52-year-old Daniel Brockmann, and his son are expected to make full recoveries, said Lt. Robert Hayslip, commander, Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post. 

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State troopers arrested a man after he allegedly shot and injured an off-duty Cincinnati police officer and his teenage son while they were hunting in Clermont County Monday, according to our news partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. 

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Wesley K. Seitz, 23, of Batavia, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault, the station reported. 

The shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. near East Fork State Park, about 15 minutes south of Batavia. 

The officer and his son were shot with either buckshot or birdshot, not a bullet, Lt. Robert Hayslip, Post Commander of the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. 

Both victims were transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center after suffering non-life threatening injuries. 

They were released Monday afternoon, WCPO-TV reports. 

"This is the opening day of turkey season and, obviously, we're in state property, so it's a highly-traveled area," Hayslip said. "It's just one of those things that people have to take a little bit of extra time and make sure they know what they're doing."

We’ll continue to update this story as details become available.