Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that the police officer involved in the August 13th Sharonville shooting was justified in his actions and no charges would be filed against him.
Sharonville Police were dispatched to Sonesta ES Suites at 2670 E. Kemper Road at approximately 12:30 a.m. on the 13th. Sharonville Police received a call detailing a man holding his adult daughter hostage at that location. The caller reported that the man was using drugs and had a gun. She also said that 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.
Sharonville Officers responded and then requested assistance from the Hamilton County Police Association SWAT Team.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. the man, now known as Duane Harrison, left this room armed with a handgun and confronted police in a common area by firing one shot. Sharonville Police Officer Sean Grogan returned fire and fired 3 shots at Harrison.
Harrison was struck 3 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 is now charged with 1 count of Attempted Murder on a Police Officer, 1 count of Felonious Assault on a Police Officer and 1 count of Weapon Under Disability.
No video captured the incident.
The incident was reviewed by both the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.
Prosecutor Deters commented, “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.”