Pursuit suspect who exchanged gunfire with police ID’d

The suspect in a police chase Sunday evening involving gunfire in Riverside has been identified.

Adam Cottrill, 26, of Huber Heights, is being held at the Montgomery County Jail on a probation violation, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Felonious assault and failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer charges have not been formally filed. Additional charges are likely to be presented as well, according to the sheriff’s office.

The incident started Sunday evening with a report of a suspicious person with a gun near the Kroger on Spinning Road, according to Riverside police Chief Frank Robinson.

After law enforcement responded to the call, the chase began.

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During the incident, the suspect — later identified as Cottrill — fired at officers and officers fired back, Robinson said.

No one was injured during the incident and the pursuit ended when Cottrill crashed into a tree near Burkhardt and South Garland avenues before escaping into the woods, according to initial reports.

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At least a dozen police cruisers and an ATF agent responded, staying in the area for several hours afterward.

Cottrill was seen being loaded into an ambulance and taken from the scene.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office took over the investigation.

It is not clear whether any Riverside police officers involved in the incident are on administrative leave, which is typical in a case involving the firing of a service weapon.