Cincinnati police officer Sonny Kim fatally shot in Madisonville
UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Trepierre Hummons.
MADISONVILLE (WKRC) -- Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim was fatally shot in Madisonville on Friday.
Shots were exchanged on Roe Street and Whetsel Avenue and both Officer Kim and the suspect sustained fatal injuries.
"Today is a tragic day for all Cincinnatians," said Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley. "One of our first responders was shot and killed in the line of duty. We will always remember the sacrifice made by Officer Sonny Kim, and we will pray for his wife and family that they find some comfort during their grief."
On Friday morning, officers were called to the scene of a man with a gun in Madisonville. Shortly after there was a report of an officer down.
"CPD lost on of our best today," said CPD Chief Jeffrey Blackwell. "We lost a brother, but right now my heart is broken more for his three boys who lost their father, and his wife who lost her husband. We are devastated that Officer Kim, who came to work today, did not get to go home."
Officer Kim was a 27 year veteran of the department.
"Obviously this is a tragedy, we are going to come together closer as a family, as a team who wears this uniform and we would appreciate prayers not only for our CPD family, but for his family as well as they deal with the most difficult of circumstances," said Chief Blackwell.
"On behalf of the entire city administration, our thoughts, our prayers and our condolences go out to Officer Kim's family and the entire CPD family," said City Manager Harry Black. "Officer Kim is a hero and whatever the administration can do to reflect that, in his funeral services, or any support that his family will need, that the department will need. resources will not be an issue."
"I can't think of a more difficult moment for our city than the loss of life in the service of protecting our citizens," said Vice Mayor David Mann. "It's more than theoretical that men and women in uniform risk their lives everyday. On behalf of Mayor Cranley, the members of council, let us all embrace the Kim family with our prayers, with our heartfelt support and do the same thing for every police officer in Cincinnati."
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