Officers Will Not Face Charges in Fatal Ohio Shooting, Prosecutor Says


Those two officers fired three to four rounds, “as the vehicle sped within feet of them,” Ms. Powers said. “At least one shot struck Frasure,” she said.

An excerpt from the footage shows an officer with headlights beaming straight at him.

In an interview earlier on Friday, Mr. Frasure’s half brother, Joe Frasure Jr., and sister-in-law, Erika Frasure, said Mr. Frasure and his father had been removing items from the building after the senior Mr. Frasure’s mother died on Jan. 6, and that they had until Feb. 7 to have the apartment cleared out. Erika Frasure said her brother-in-law had been a father of two.

Family members this week protested in Wyoming, a city of more than 8,000 people about 12 miles north of downtown Cincinnati, and called for an investigation and the release of body camera videos.

The younger Mr. Frasure had previously been sought by the authorities.

Ms. Powers said he had been on probation in Indiana for felony battery of a victim under 14, and had had an active probation violation warrant. He also had had a parole violation in connection with a methamphetamine-manufacturing conviction in Kentucky, she said.

Glenda A. Smith, a lawyer for the senior Mr. Frasure, said that her client was not under arrest and had not been charged.

“They shot his son in the back of the head,” she said in an interview on Friday. “The video I saw does not show him go toward any officer. The other officer just started shooting and they told my client to get on the ground, and then my client ran and flagged down a Wyoming police officer.”

Chief Brady said at the news conference that the officers, who have not been publicly identified, had been placed on paid administrative leave. They were put in a “very dangerous situation” when Mr. Frasure drove the minivan at them, up an embankment, at an “erratic rate,” she said.



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