A woman died after engaging in a shootout with officers at a Clermont County apartment complex Friday night. 28 in Miami Township with a gun. Other callers said the woman fired two bullets and then approached a resident. Miami Township officers arrived at the scene around 5:02 p.m. Officers advised her to drop her gun, but she did not. A policeman raised his gun and at that moment the woman fired another bullet at the policeman. The officer fired back at the woman and she fell to the ground, police said. EMS arrived on the scene and provided care to the woman. Air Care was also called to the scene. EMS took her to Air Care and Air Care officials pronounced her dead. At this time, Miami Township Police are not identifying the woman as she is still working to notify her family. Police said they believe mental health may have been a contributing factor to “We have highly trained officers (for mental health), but when someone shoots at us, we don’t have time. We have no options at this point,” Miami Township Police Chief Mike said. Mills. As soon as the police department was notified, they contacted the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Police said the veteran officer who shot the woman will be placed on administrative leave following the bureau’s investigation. He was not injured. Police will soon be recovering more body camera footage and cruiser footage from the scene for their investigation.

A woman has died after participating in a shootout with officers at a Clermont County apartment complex Friday night.

Police said they received a 911 call around 5 p.m. from someone saying a woman was seen in the parking lot of Berry Lane apartments on Business 28 in Miami Township with a gun. Other callers said the woman fired two bullets and then approached a resident.

Miami Township officers arrived at the scene around 5:02 p.m. While officers were on the scene, they said the woman shot an officer. Officers advised her to drop her gun, but she did not.

A policeman raised his gun and at that moment the woman fired another bullet at the policeman. The officer fired back at the woman and she fell to the ground, police said.

EMS arrived on the scene and provided care to the woman. Air Care was also called to the scene. EMS took her to Air Care and Air Care officials pronounced her dead.

At this time, Miami Township Police are not identifying the woman as she is still working to notify her family.

Police said they believe mental health may have been a contributing factor in the shooting.

“We have highly trained officers (for mental health), however, when someone shoots at us, we don’t have time. We have no options left at this point,” the chief of Miami Township Police Mike Mills.

As soon as the police department was notified, they contacted the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Police said the veteran officer who shot the woman will be placed on administrative leave following the bureau’s investigation. He was not injured.

Police will soon be recovering more body camera footage and cruiser footage from the scene for their investigation.