Clermont County Chief Criminal Prosecutor Darren Miller has confirmed the state will seek the death penalty against the suspected killer Wade Winn.
A sheriff's deputy in Ohio was killed during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex that left another deputy wounded and the suspect in custody.
Detective Bill Brewer of the Clermont County Sheriff's Office was fatally shot after officers arrived at the Royal Oaks Apartments in Pierce Township at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, according to authorities. Lt. Nick DeRose was wounded, and was treated at a nearby hospital and released.
The shooting took place after a 911 caller said that he believed someone was inside his home. The man would later admit he was armed, and then indicated he was suicidal.
Both Brewer and DeRose were struck by bullets after cops say Wade Winn opened fire. Brewer died at a nearby hospital.
Authorities found only one person in the home.
"Deputy Brewer gave his life attempting to help a person who was admittedly suicidal," Sheriff Steve Leahy said. "This will forever change the atmosphere of the Clermont County sheriff's office."
Winn, 23, was taken into custody at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered flags to be lowered to half staff at the statehouse and in Clermont County in honor of Brewer's service. Brewer was with the sheriff's office for two decades and is survived by his wife and 5-year-old son.
"@FranDeWine and I are heartbroken to learn of the death of Officer Bill Brewer and injury to Officer Nick DeRose in the line of duty," the governor tweeted. "Please keep their families and @ClermontSheriff in your thoughts and prayers."
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