Police say 2 fatal shootings in Butler County are related


Authorities investigate a fatal shooting on Boyle Road in Hanover Township on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Photo: WLWT)

HAMILTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Hamilton Police are investigating two fatal shootings that happened Monday at separate locations.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting on Millville Avenue, near Timberman Avenue, just after 7 p.m. Monday.

When officers arrived, they found a man dead from a gunshot wound.

A vehicle description was given from the shooting on Millville Ave. Moments later, a Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a car matching the description and activated the cruiser’s lights in an attempted to pull the car over.

A pursuit ensued, reaching high speeds before coming to a stop in the 1400 block of Boyle Road near Old Oxford Road in Hanover Township. Deputy Mike Gibson approached the vehicle and observed the male suspect, identified as Mathew Ferris, raise what he believed to be a weapon. Then, a gunshot was heard.

Deputies, as well as the Hamilton Police Department began life-saving efforts on Ferris until EMS arrived, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office says the shootings are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Hamilton Police and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shootings. Anyone with information is asked to call Hamilton Police at 513-868-5811 ext. 2007.

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