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Suspect arrested in officer-involved shooting


XENIA — A Xenia man was arrested in connection with an officer-involved shooting that occurred June 30.

Kyle Berry, 23, was taken into custody July 2 after being released from Miami Valley Hospital. According to Xenia police, Berry pointed a handgun at officers when they responded to a report of gunshots in the 190 block of South Orange Street and was shot by officers. Officers then provided medical care until paramedics from the Xenia Fire Division arrived. Paramedics transported Berry to the hospital.

Berry is being charged with two counts of felonious assault — one a first-degree felony because the victim is a peace officer and the other a second-degree felony. He is set to be arraigned in Xenia Municipal Court and additional charges may be filed once the case is sent to the Grand Jury, according to police.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations was asked to lead the investigation.

As a routine procedure common to officer-involved shootings, two Xenia Police Division officers have been placed on administrative leave. One of the officers has 16 years of law enforcement experience and the second officer has 10 years of law enforcement experience.

The officers will remain on administrative leave until further notice.

If you have other information regarding this incident, call the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s tip line at 855-224-6446.

Our partners at WDTN contributed to this story.