Chief: Ohio officer under 'vicious' attack shot, killed man

"And the suspect pulled a knife and actually held it to the security officer's throat".

Police tracked him to a bus stop on East Fifth Street, where he pulled a knife on officers as was fatally shot. Homicide Unit detectives are interviewing that officer, as well as witnesses, Isaac said; they're also obtaining video footage from the area.

The county prosecutor agreed, informing police that he found Officer Anthony Brucato's actions justified and there was no need to take the case to a grand jury.

A Cincinnati police officer shot and killed a person matching the description of an aggravated robbery suspect Sunday morning in downtown Cincinnati, according to our news partner, WCPO.

The officer who shot the man will be placed on leave during an internal investigation, as is department protocol. Brown was not sure how many shots were fired or how many times the suspect was hit. He says officer Anthony Brucato (broo'-CAH'-toh) and his fellow officer were wearing bulletproof vests, and Brucato suffered a forearm abrasion.

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Court records show Porter was previous year ruled incompetent to stand trial and was ordered into mental health treatment.

In a brief Sunday statement, Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said a knife was recovered at the scene.

The City of Cincinnati has had its fourth fatal shooting involving a police officer this year. A July 2015 police affidavit stated Porter continued to try to attack an assault victim while and after police used a stun gun on him.

Multiple officers responded to the call, but only one officer seems to have fired, Isaac said.

An assistant public defender who represented Porter a year ago said the office's involvement ended after the case moved to probate court.

  • Phil Peters