SHARONVILLE, Ohio —
An officer has been cleared of criminal charges after shooting a man accused of holding his daughter hostage at a hotel in Sharonville.
Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced Wednesday the officer involved in the shooting was justified and no charges would be filed against him.
The caller reported that the man was using drugs and had a gun. She also said he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. She told the dispatcher that the man was threatening to jump out a window and make his daughter do the same, Deters said.
Sharonville officers responded and then called in the Hamilton County Police Association SWAT Team.
Around 2:30 a.m. the man, Duane Harrison, 53, left this room armed with a handgun and confronted police in the hallway by firing one shot. Sharonville police Officer Sean Grogan, in turn, fired three shots at Harrison.
Harrison was struck three times in the arm, chest and ankle. He was transported to Bethesda North Hospital and later to University Hospital for surgery. He remains in University Hospital in stable condition.
No one else was injured.
Harrison was charged with one count of attempted murder of a police officer, one count of felonious assault on a police officer and one count of weapon under disability.
No video captured the incident, Deters said.
The incident was reviewed by both the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.
“Once again we thank the police for their dedication and bravery. The SWAT team and Sharonville police responded to a dangerous situation with an armed person who provoked an altercation with the police. As we saw in Dayton, these officers ran toward danger to protect innocent people. The police prevented what could have been a much different situation with potential harm to many innocent people,” Deters said.
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