Suspect involved in Brookville officer shooting identified

Conrad Davis, 27, has been booked into the Montgomery Co. Jail.

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BROOKVILLE, Ohio (WRGT) - A man taken into custody in connection with a shooting that injured a Brookville police officer has been identified as Conrad Davis, 27.

Davis has been booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges of murder, however he has not yet been formally charged.

Davis was seen being hauled off in handcuffs shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, November 1, from a property on Brookville-Phillipsburg Road, not far from the shooting scene.

Police had been looking for Davis after finding what they believe was his vehicle dumped near a pond.

FOX 45 spoke with the owners of the property where Davis was found. They tell us he was hiding inside one of their campers. They told our Jason Puhr that they had just gone camping and one trailer was left open and that's how he got inside.

Betty Armstrong says she walked out of her house around 6:30 a.m. to let her dog out, when she walked inside, she says she saw officers with police dogs nearby. As she continued to watch, she says the officers walked onto her property and that's when the police K-9 alerted officers that it had sniffed out the suspect. "The dog went crazy," Armstrong told news cameras, "and then they found him in the camper."

Armstrong said she was up most of the night and never heard any activity on her property. She says knowing that it all ended on her property makes her feel 'a little shaky.' Armstrong said she knew about the shooting Monday night. "What scared me more was that I came out here at 6:30 to get the paper and he was probably already in there sleeping."

WATCH Armstrong's full interview here:

Brookville Police Chief Douglas Jerome gave an update to reporters Tuesday morning. Jerome said in the 21 years he's been with the department, this is just the second officer-involved shooting.

As of now, the names of the officers involved are not being released. Jerome said the officer who was shot is in stable condition. "He remains in good spirits," Jerome told reporters.

Full details are not yet being released. Police have said the incident started with a crash where the suspect fled the scene. It then continued when shots were fired at the Speedway gas station.

Jerome said police do not believe there are any other suspects involved and said he wants the community to know "it's under control."

A woman was shot and killed at the gas station. Jerome said he does not yet know how she was involved. The woman has been identified as Ashley Sides, 31.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


Earlier Coverage:

BROOKVILLE, Ohio (WRGT) -- A female is dead and a police officer was injured in a shooting Monday night (Oct. 31, 2016) at a gas station.

Brookville police say the officer is in stable condition. He was struck in the arm. A second officer also was involved in the incident. That officer was not injured.

Police say they are looking for a short white male with possibly red hair. He fled the shooting scene in a blue Subaru SUV with Tennessee plate number 6A31G4. Police say there is likely a bullet hole in the vehicle.

Police say they don't know how the female was shot.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.

The injured officer's identity is expected to be released later today (Nov. 1).

Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.


Earlier coverage:

BROOKVILLE, Ohio (WRGT) -- A police officer and a suspect were injured in a shooting tonight near the intersection of I-70 and Arlington Road.

Englewood dispatch did not know the condition of the Brookville officer and had no further details.

Witnesses at the scene have told us they have seen a body laying on the ground at the Speedway gas station. Neither police nor the Coroner's Office has released information.

A suspect also fled the area. Police are looking for a dark blue or purple smaller SUV with Tennessee tags.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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