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Police Officer Dead In Cincinnati Shooting

A Cincinnati police officer and a suspect were taken to University Medical Center after an exchange of gunfire in Madisonville Friday morning.

During a briefing, Chief Jeffery Blackwell said officers and probation officers were responding to a report of a person with a gun acting erratically around 9 p.m. near Whetsel and Roe. Blackwell said when officers arrived there was an exchange of gunfire. One officer and the suspect were both wounded.

As of Friday morning, a city hall official said the officer has died from his injuries.

Blackwell says the officer was wearing a protective vest.

The names of the officer and the suspect were not released.

Police and city officials plan to release more information at a press conference at noon.