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Police Shoot Suspect in Erlanger

Erlanger Police shot someone after attempting to locate a suspect wanted on a felony warrant.

Officers responded to Peecox Bar and Grill on the 600 block of Donaldson Road on Wednesday night to locate the individual.

Police later identified him as Dexter Helton, 40, of Florence. He was being sought on a felony drug warrant out of Kenton County.

Helton ran out the back door of the bar and at some point, officers opened fire. A statement released to the media on Thursday morning says that Helton drew a firearm and pointed it at the officers.

Helton was flown from the scene by Air Care and is in critical condition at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Further details were not available.

-Staff report

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