Suspect In Clermont County Deputy Shooting Due In Court
Court records show a man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy during a 12-hour standoff in Southwest Ohio is set for a court hearing.
Clermont County Municipal Court records show 23-year-old Wade Edward Winn is scheduled for a hearing Monday on charges of aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder in the weekend shooting in Pierce Township, east of Cincinnati. Authorities say Detective Bill Brewer died from his wounds. The other deputy was treated and released.
The sheriff's office says the 23-year-old suspect first called 911 Saturday evening, saying someone was in his apartment at 360 St. Andrews Drive. He later told the dispatcher he was armed and suicidal. Authorities found one person in the home.
Within two hours of the first call, two officers were shot. A release says Detective Bill Brewer died from his injuries at Anderson Mercy Hospital. He was a 20-year veteran, and leaves behind his wife and their 5-year-old son.
"Deputy Brewer gave his life attempting to help a person who was admittedly suicidal," Clermont County Sheriff Steve Leahy said in a press release. "This will forever change the atmosphere of the Clermont County Sheriff's Office."
Brewer's is the second law enforcement death in Clermont County in the last week and the third in the area this year. The other two were in traffic crashes.
The other deputy wounded Saturday, Lt. Nick DeRose, was treated for his injuries and released from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Court records don't show an attorney for Winn.
Authorities say officers responded Saturday night to the apartment complex after a 911 call from a man who said he believed someone was inside his residence.