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Video shows shootout between Ohio police, suspect

Posted on June 8, 2017 @ 12:50 by in POLICE, Uncategorized

By PoliceOne Staff

CINCINNATI — The Green Township police released body camera and dash cam footage Wednesday of a May 28 shootout between officers and an armed suspect.

A neighbor called 911 after Brendan MacDonald, 51, spoke about “killing demons” and fired a shot into his neighbor’s yard, Fox 19 reported.

When the Green Township Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded, MacDonald opened fire on officers from his porch. Officers returned fire as MacDonald fled into the house.

Video shows officers taking cover as they return fire and negotiating with MacDonald.

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On May 29th Green Township Police Officers and Hamilton County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to Jessup Road for a report of a subject firing a gun into a neighbor’s yard. When responding units arrived on scene, they were met by an armed defendant who pointed a gun at them. The defendant fired several rounds at the responding units who returned fire. After an exchange of gun fire, the defendant went back into his house and units were able to contain the scene and call in the Hamilton County Special Response Team. After an approximately 5 hour stand off the Hamilton County SRT was able to take the suspect into custody without injuries. This was a very dangerous call for the responding officers. The Green Township Officers and Hamilton County Sheriff Deputies that responded to this call should be commended for the courage and professionalism. They relied on their training and kept their composure in an extremely stressful situation. I would also like to thank the members of the Hamilton County Special Response Team for their role in seeing this incident to its successful conclusion. This was a great example of two departments working together in a cooperative manner to achieve a desired result. That result in this case was taking the individual into custody without any loss of life or bodily injury. As a result of this incident, Brendan MacDonald was indicted yesterday by a Hamilton County Grand Jury for multiple counts of Attempted Murder and Felonious Assault. Chief Jim Vetter ***Additional videos from the incident are posted on our page***

Posted by Green Township Police Department on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

After a five-hour standoff, police took MacDonald into custody without injury, Police Chief Jim Vetter wrote on Facebook.

Vetter praised both departments, saying they should be “commended for courage and professionalism.”

MacDonald was charged with two counts of attempted murder and five counts of felonious assault. According to WLWT, he pleaded not guilty.

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Additional body camera video from the incident on 5/28/17 on Jessup Rd.

Posted by Green Township Police Department on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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