PIERCE TOWNSHIP, Oh. – Wade Edward Winn, 23, is accused of shooting two Clermont County deputies during a 12-hour standoff, killing one of them.
Winn has now been charged with aggravated murder. And he’s no stranger to the Clermont County court system.
The standoff began around 7 p.m. Saturday at an apartment complex on St. Andrews Drive in Pierce Township.
Authorities were called for reports of a suicidal subject and said they found Winn holed up in an apartment.
Winn fired dozens of shots at authorities, striking two of them.
Detective Bill Brewer, a 20-year veteran, was killed. Lt. Nick DeRose, a 22-year veteran, was taken to University Hospital, where he was treated and released.
During the lengthy standoff, Winn broadcast portions of the standoff to his followers on Instagram Live. In a series of live videos, officials with the Sheriff’s Office can be heard telling Winn to surrender.
“Wade Winn. This is the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Put your weapons down. Time to surrender,” officials are heard saying.
The video shows restraint from law enforcement, even after two of their own were shot.
During a portion of the video, Winn tells the people watching that he didn’t believe the officers were real police.
“Do you believe me now?” Winn says amid a storm of comments on his Instagram feed, with many people encouraging Winn to surrender to police.
A fire broke out at Winn’s apartment complex around 6:30 a.m. It’s unclear if the fire was set by Winn or by SWAT teams attempting to get him to surrender. The fire was extinguished, and Winn was taken into custody a short time later.
Winn has a lengthy criminal record, with several prior charges ranging from drug possession to illegally handing firearms in a motor vehicle.
He’s scheduled to appear before a judge Monday on the aggravated murder charge.
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