Prosecutor Investigating Police Shooting Of Driver In Cincinnati
(AP) — A southwest Ohio prosecutor says his office is probing the fatal shooting of a motorist by a University of Cincinnati police officer.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says his office is "rapidly investigating" what happened between the officer and the man he had pulled over for having a missing front license plate. Deters said Tuesday he expects an assessment to be completed by the end of next week.
University police Chief Jason Goodrich said earlier that Officer Ray Tensing was at the edge of the campus Sunday evening when he spotted a car driven by Samuel Dubose. Goodrich says the officer later stopped Dubose, requesting his driver's license. The chief says Dubose apparently refused to provide his driver's license or get out of the car.
Goodrich says the two struggled at the car door. He says Tensing fired one shot and was knocked to the ground. The car drove a short distance before stopping.
Goodrich says Dubose had been shot in the head.
A message was left for Tensing with the University of Cincinnati.