Officials searching for one person who fled scene
A man was shot dead Tuesday during a home invasion in Lockland, police said.
The incident happened around 2:15 p.m. at a home near the intersection of Maple and Locust streets.
Police said the man living in the home called police, saying he shot a man who entered the home.
According to 911 calls obtained by WLWT, the caller tells dispatchers, “Guy just tried to come in here and cut my throat and he’s dying on the floor.”
Police arriving at the home found one man inside the home with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials said the man living at the home is cooperating with police.
“We’re all cooperative and working together,” said Lockland Police Chief James Toles. “(We’re) trying to get the gun violence off the street and unfortunately it had to come back to this.”
Police said the resident reported that four people entered the home and threatened to kill him with a knife. Three others were still on the scene when police arrived and were questioned, officials said.
A fourth person stayed in a car while the burglary was in progress, police said. He fled the scene in a gold vehicle, authorities said.
Officials said a gun and knife were found at the scene.
Neighbors said it is not surprising to see police on the street. However, they said they are surprised it happened at this particular home.
“He’s a defender, you know, he defends his community. He defends himself, quite naturally,” Lockland resident Dwayne Palmore said. “What would you do if somebody came in your home?”
The fatal shooting was the first homicide in Lockland in 2016.