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Local police officer involved in shooting

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WKRC) -- A local police officer is involved in a shooting.
Friday afternoon around 2p.m. detectives from the Colerain Police Department were attempting to arrest robbery suspects.  They are accused of two armed robberies in Colerain Township. 

The Special Investigative Unit was on the scene of a scheduled meeting with a female suspect.  As she approached one of the detective's vehicles a juvenile male suspect appeared and displayed a .45 caliber handgun.

The male suspect got into the back of the detective's car and pointed the gun at his head.  The detective bailed from the car as the male and female suspects fled.

During the confrontation one of the Colerain Police Department detectives shot his weapon.  The armed juvenile suspect was shot in the hand and was forced to drop his weapon.  He was apprehended with no further incident and taken to University Hospital.

Officials requested an independent investigation of the shooting.  The detective involved in the shooting was placed on 72 hours Administrative Leave according to Colerain Police Departments policy.

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