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Officers will not be charged for fatally shooting Ohio man in vehicle

Officers will not be charged for fatally shooting Ohio man in vehicle

During a press conference held by the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, footage from a body-worn camera was released at the time Wyoming, Ohio, police officers shot and killed Joe Frasure.

Shooting took place on Monday; Fraser died in hospital on Tuesday night.

Prosecutor Melissa Powers said Fraser drove at the officers and was shot at least once.

“These officers should be commended for their bravery,” Powers said.

He reiterated several times that the officers were justified in firing at him.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said three Wyoming officers were contacted at about 12:40 a.m. Monday at a home on Durrell Avenue for a report of a possible burglary.

Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey said when they arrived, they found two people behind an empty house.

Family members at Monday night’s vigil for Fraser said the two had not burgled the house, saying it belonged to a relative who had recently died. On Wednesday, Wyoming police said Frasur’s father was no longer “sought by police,” but would not provide any other details.

Investigators said the two men did not respond to officers’ commands and attempted to leave the scene. Brady said body-worn cameras captured Fraseur refusing to exit a minivan in the back of the driveway. Brady said Fraser reversed the vehicle “at high speed” before hitting a tree and heading towards officers.

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