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Elsmere Police Department - Officer Involved Shooting,/span>

Date of News Release: 08/07/2015

(Dry Ridge, KY) - The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge are investigating a Domestic Violence Murder and an officer involved shooting, at the request of the Elsmere Police Department. The incident occurred on 08/06/2015 at approximately 7:45 PM at 159 Seneca Trail in Elsmere, Ky. Officers from the Elsmere and Erlanger Police Department responded to an active domestic violence call. Upon arriving at the scene, officers encountered Mr. Gustavo Ponce-Galon, age 41 inside his residence armed with a knife. The officer inside the residence gave multiple verbal commands to drop the knife in attempts to engage in verbal dialogue. Mr. Galon refused to comply and after several minutes, charged the officer with his knife. Mr. Galon was subsequently fatally shot inside the residence. Further investigation of the residence encountered a Ms. Maribel Angeles Garcia, age 34, with life threatening injuries resulting from the domestic violence altercation and immediately transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital. Ms. Garcia was pronounced deceased upon arriving at the hospital. The investigation is assigned to Detective Ron Gilbert with the Kentucky State Police.