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Police: Man dies after being shot by Cincinnati officer

Cincinnati Police
Posted at 3:54 PM, Jul 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-24 17:59:40-04

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man died after he was shot by a Cincinnati police officer after some kind of confrontation over the weekend.

Interim Chief Teresa Theetge told reporters that the shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday in a United Dairy Farmers parking lot in the Madisonville neighborhood. She said the suspect was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The officer was uninjured.

Theetge said the suspect was with a gray sedan that had been reported stolen in Springfield Township. She said the car matches a description of a vehicle referred to in radio communications about a possible person operating a vehicle while impaired.

Theetge said no witnesses have been found and police hadn't yet interviewed the female officer. She said body camera footage and images from nearby businesses were being sought. She said it's unclear whether the suspect fired a weapon but a gun was recovered from the scene.

Theetge said all police shootings are investigated by police, the Hamilton County prosecutor's office and a Citizens Complaint Authority.