Suspect in Murder of Police Officer to Face Death Penalty

The man facing a charge of Aggravated Murder for shooting to death a Clermont County Sheriff Deputy is locked up on $10 million bond. Wade Winn appearing in Clermont County court Monday morning. Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty as punishment for gunning down Detective Bill Brewer during a standoff at the Royal Oaks apartments.

New details emerged about the 12 hour standoff during the court appearance. Prosecutors say Winn faked his own suicide and when officers entered his apartment to check on him, he ambushed them. It is alleged that Winn fired a number of shots, killing Detective Brewer and wounding Lt. Nick DeRose. Brewer was a 20 year vet of the sheriffs department and is survived by a wife and five year old son.

Winn was taken into custody hours later after setting the apartment building on fire.

On the Green Apartments at Royal Oak

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