An incident during which a Dayton man was fatally shot by Moraine police is at least the eighth officer-involved shooting in the Miami Valley this year.
Moraine | Oct. 20
A Dayton man was fatally shot after he allegedly pointed a gun at two Moraine police officers.
The officers were investigating a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle at an apartment complex on Pinnacle Park Drive.
The person, who was later identified as Jamarco McShann, 23, pointed a gun at them and the officers opened fire, killing McShann, said Moraine Police Chief Craig Richardson during a news conference Friday afternoon.
New Carlisle | Sept. 4
New Carlisle News photographer Andy Grimm was shot when Clark County Deputy Jacob Shaw mistook his camera for a weapon.
The incident occurred after Shaw initiated a traffic stop. Body camera video released by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office shows Shaw open his cruiser door and, without a word, fire two shots.
Andy Grimm begins to yell in pain and Shaw runs to him. “I thought that was a freaking gun Andy,” Shaw said.
Kettering | Aug. 27
Jason Hoops was shot to death by Kettering police Officer Jonathon McCoy during a traffic stop. A video of the incident shows McCoy repeatedly telling Hoops not to reach for a gun before McCoy pulled the trigger.
The family has questioned whether Hoops was confused by changing orders from officers to both put his hands up and put them on the dash, asking whether he was moving his hands from one place to the other when he was shot.
Vandalia | July 4
During a routine traffic stop, an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper’s patrol car was rammed shortly after 1 a.m. by another vehicle not involved in the initial stop on U.S. 40 near Ranch View Drive in Vandalia.
The man who crashed into the trooper’s car exited a white Chevrolet Cruze while covered in blood and brandishing a knife. After the man disregarded verbal commands and lunged at the trooper with the knife extended, the trooper fired once at the man in the McDonald’s restaurant parking lot.
The man, Dana D. Dubose, 36, of Cincinnati, was fleeing an earlier crime scene in Springfield Twp., Hamilton County. Officers found Princess Brown, 32, dead with stab wounds at 11:58 p.m. the night before on the floor of a Murat Court home where the two lived with a child.
St. Clair Twp. | June 20
Deputies responded to reports of shots fired at a moving train, and 32-year-old Jacob Faulkner was identified as the shooter. The sheriff's office said Faulkner fled to his St. Clair Township home and came outside with a shotgun.
Authorities said deputies warned Faulkner to drop the gun, but he pointed it at the deputy who then fired several shots.
Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser concluded that Faulkner "intended his life to end by the hand of another."
Hamilton | April 22
A man called 911 shortly before 3 p.m. and told dispatchers someone had been shot in the parking lot of the Knollwood Crossings apartment complex. He gave a description of the alleged shooter, but was evasive about his exact address and also gave dispatchers a fake name.
The man, later identified as Michael Wilson-Salzl, approached Officer Steven McFall when he responded to the scene. With both hands up and a knife in one of them pointed toward the officer, Wilson-Salzl advanced to within 12 feet of McFall. McFall yelled “put it down, put it down” and fired three shots when Wilson-Salzl did not comply.
A note found on Michael Wilson-Salzl after he was fatally shot said “bye, bey.”
Englewood | Feb. 5
Shelly Porter III, 41, was shot after a struggle with Englewood police Officer Tim Corcoran outside the former Englewood Inn.
Corcoran encountered Porter in the parking lot of the closed motel on a search for him. Body camera footage shows Porter initially responding to commands to get on the ground, then after demanding to know why he was being detained he rose to his feet.
The video shows Corcoran shoot Porter with a taser as he starts to rise. Porter refused to comply with Corcoran’s commands, and the use of a Taser proved ineffective, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
The release said “a physical fight ensued, Porter pointed his firearm at Corcoran, who then discharged his duty weapon in self‐defense.”
Centerville | Feb. 2
Faced with what they believed to be a real gun, two Centerville officers fired shots at a 15-year-old male pointing a replica handgun toward them. The shots were not fatal.
The officers were walking near the police station and the library when they came upon the teen and he pointed a gun at them, police said. The officers shot and wounded the teen when the he refused to drop the weapon.
The encounter took place about 12:35 p.m. on Virginia Avenue at Spring Valley Pike, between the police department and the Washington-Centerville Public Library.