Brandon Steele

UPDATED: Steele was taken into custody when he surrendered after at least an hour-long standoff with the Sidney-Piqua Tactical Response Team (TRT) Thursday afternoon, Oct. 7, in downtown Sidney. The suspect emerged from a residence on South West Avenue after being exposed to tear gas.

(10-7-21) Sidney Police are continuing the search for a man who shot an Officer late Wednesday night around 10:30 pm on the 700 block Lynn Street.

Officers from the Sidney Police Department attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant on Brandon Steele in the 700 block Of Lynn Street. As officers approached the residence Steele fled on foot. Steele and a Sidney Police Department officer met towards the dead end of Ronan where shots were fired. The suspect fled south again and was encountered in an alley off of Taft Street. The suspect fired his weapon again at another Sidney Police Department officer who was stuck in the lower body by the gunfire. Steele fled again on foot and eluded capture.

The unidentified officer was flown to Miami Valley Hospital for his injury and his condition is not known at this time.

Steele is still at large.

If you have any information on his whereabouts contact the Sidney Police Dept. at 937-498-2351 Steele is considered armed and dangerous.