CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio —
The man accused of shooting an off-duty police officer and his 15-year-old son during a hunting trip will be in court Tuesday morning.
Wesley Seitz, 23, faces two counts of assault in connection to the Monday morning shooting in Clermont County.
The Cincinnati police officer and his son were taken to UC Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Both were wounded by some sort of scattershot from a shotgun.
“I’ve been shot in the leg and the arm, and my son’s been shot in the knee. It was a close blast and we got some serious injuries here,” the officer told a 911 dispatcher.
The shooter and another man who was with him did not stop to help the two injured victims, authorities said. The wounded officer said the pair took off.
“Please put out, a red Ford pickup with two men, they ran and they fled. They went south toward Bethel Concord,” the officer told the dispatcher.
“One of our troopers observed the vehicle, stopped it, and we’re interviewing those two subjects,” said Batavia State Police Commander Lt. Bobby Hayslip.
Investigators have not released details of Seitz’s alleged motivation.
The shooting remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.