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Ohio deputy killed, another injured during overnight standoff

One Ohio sheriff’s deputy was killed and another was injured during a deadly standoff that ended early Sunday morning in Clermont County.

The officers originally responded around 7 p.m. to a 911 call from a male who said there were subjects in his apartment that were refusing to leave, Captain Jeff Sellars with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department said during a press conference early Sunday morning. The subject also told officers that he had weapons in his home.

Police said the deputies were shot at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Detective Bill Brewer, a 20-year veteran of Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, died as a result of gunshot wounds after being transported to Anderson Mercy Hospital, according to a news release. He is survived by a wife and 5-year-old son.

“Deputy Brewer gave his life attempting to help a person who was admittedly suicidal,” said Sheriff Steve Leahy. “This will forever change the atmosphere of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.”

Brewer’s body is being transported from the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office to Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia, said Cincinnati Police Department Lt. Steve Saunders.

The procession departed at 11 a.m.

Lt. Nick DeRose, a 22-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was treated and released at a hospital.

Police agencies endured “a barrage” of gunfire generated by the suspect 23-year-old Wade Edward Winn before he was taken into custody at 6:35 a.m., according to the news release.

Clermont County Special Response Team worked with Cincinnati Police Department’s SWAT team to take the suspect into custody.

At 7 a.m. Sunday, fire was reported at the building. Officials say it broke out as a result of the standoff.

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