Police: Maryland fugitive shot by officer on I-75 in Ohio

EVENDALE, Ohio (AP) — A suspect in a Maryland slaying was shot and wounded by a police officer along Interstate 75 in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio authorities said.

Pablo Javier Aleman, whose last known address was in Baltimore County in Maryland, was in stable condition after the Tuesday afternoon shooting in the Cincinnati suburb of Evendale, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said in a statement.

Neil said Aleman is wanted on a warrant from Baltimore County police. Maryland authorities have said Aleman is suspected in a man’s fatal stabbing on March 17. It couldn’t immediately be determined if Aleman has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Baltimore County Police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said Wednesday that Aleman is wanted on an arrest warrant in the killing of Victor Adolfo Serrano, 51. Serrano was found suffering multiple stab wounds in Baltimore County and pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released a motive for Serrano’s death.

Police say the Glendale officer who shot Aleman wasn’t injured. The officer was identified as Joshua Hilling, 31.

Authorities have said the shooting happened after the officer approached Aleman to offer assistance as Aleman walked along the highway. No further details were immediately released.

Police have said that the officer’s body camera video apparently shows the altercation and authorities planned to review it.

A portion of I-75 about 20 miles north of Cincinnati was closed part of Tuesday afternoon.


This story has been updated to correct the suspect’s name to Pablo Javier Aleman instead of Javier Pablo Aleman.

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