UPDATE: Cincinnati.com is reporting that Officer Sonny Kim, a 30-year veteran with the Cincinnati Police Department has died from gunshot wounds suffered in this morning’s shootout in Madisonville.
“Sonny Kim, 48, had immigrated to the United States from South Korea in 1973. He was a well-respected officer who earned praise in 2012 from the U.S. Department of Justice for his service,” according to cincinnati.com.
Earlier story below:
Police say an officer was shot in the Madisonville neighborhood of Cincinnati this morning.
Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said officers had responded to a report of a man with a gun acting erratically. At some point after cops arrived on the scene, gunfire broke out, Blackwell said.
One of the officers and the suspect were wounded. No names have been released. Both are reportedly in critical condition.
According to WLWT News, medics were doing CPR on the officer as he was being transported to UC Medical Center.
“We do know that he was wearing his body armor, so we’re not exactly sure where he was shot,” Blackwell said.
Cincinnati City Councilwoman Yvette Simpson posted on Twitter, “Just learned that one of our officers was severely injured and it doesn’t look good. Praying that God’s grace and mercy pulls him through.”