Police arrest Hamilton shooting suspect, find body in neighboring apartment

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Hamilton police arrest shooting suspect during warrant search.

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UPDATE @ 3:57 p.m.

Hamilton police arrested a suspect wanted in a recent shooting today, and investigators found a dead body in a neighboring apartment in the same building, police said.

Police and SWAT officials responded to the 2200 block of Dixie Highway this afternoon. A police spokesperson said the SWAT unit was there to support the serving of a search warrant.

They arrested Rickardo Harris, 22, who was wanted in a shooting that occurred last week outside of Pet Valu in Hamilton, said Hamilton police Sgt. Mark Hayes.

Harris faces charges of aggravated assault, felonious assault, robbery and aggravated robbery.

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Rickardo Harris, 22, is wanted on charges of felonious assault and aggravated robbery. PROVIDED

Rickardo Harris, 22, is wanted on charges of felonious assault and aggravated robbery. PROVIDED

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Rickardo Harris, 22, is wanted on charges of felonious assault and aggravated robbery. PROVIDED

While investigating other apartment units inside the residence, crews discovered a body in an apartment, and the Butler County Coroner’s Office was called, Hayes said.

We continue to have a crew on the scene and will update this story as we learn more.

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INITIAL REPORT, 3:30 p.m.

A SWAT team and other police agencies assembled in the 2200 block of Dixie Highway this afternoon.

The crews are there to support the service of a search warrant, a Hamilton police spokesperson said.

He said when search warrants are about to be served in situations that may present high risks, the SWAT team responds to the scene.

We have a crew on the scene and will update this story with more information.