Hamilton Township Press Conference

Hamilton Township, Ohio – Sunday night after 57-year-old Anthony Williams had discharged shots inside his home, Hamilton Township police officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Adams Road for a report of a male armed with a weapon threatening to harm himself.

Hamilton Township Police Chief Scott Hughes (Provided Photo)

When Sgt. Chris Wall and Ofc. Josh Clift arrived at the home, they requested assistance from the Warren County Tactical Response Unit (SWAT). Hamilton Township Police Chief Scott Hughes says a preliminary investigation indicates that while his officers were securing the perimeter, and awaiting the arrival of the SWAT Team, the individual emerged from the residence pointing a firearm at the direction of his officers.

Hughes said that the man’s action caused his officers to “defend themselves and use lethal force.”

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is in charge of the investigation, along with Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.

According to Hughs, both officers have been placed on standard administrative leave.

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