April 22, 2019

“My son and I have been shot by a turkey hunter,” an off-duty Cincinnati Police Officer told a dispatcher Monday morning.

By Monday afternoon, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported an arrest. Wesley K. Seitz, 23, of Batavia was arrested on two counts of assault and booked into the Clermont County Jail.

It was a long day for police in Clermont County who responded to the 911 call of 52-year-old Daniel Brockmann. In his call, the off-duty officer described his location to the dispatcher and emphasized that he and his 15-year-old son were shot.

“I’ve been shot, and my son’s been hit as well,” he said. “I’ve been shot in the leg, and I’ve been shot in the arm. And my son shot in the knee. It was a close blast.”

The officer and his son were hunting when the incident occurred around 7 a.m. Monday, according to the 911 call.

Brockmann told the dispatcher that two men dressed in camouflage fled the scene in a red Ford pickup truck traveling “backwards” toward Bethel-Concord Road.

When temporarily placed on hold by dispatch, the officer spoke to his son.

“I’m going to find him. I’m going to find him. I’m going to kill that son-of-a-bitch,” he said. “You OK?”

It took nearly seven minutes before police arrived on the scene to Brockman and his son. They were transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Robert Hayslip said. Both were expected to be discharged Monday.


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