Police release more details, timeline of officer-involved shooting in Dayton

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl provided more details into the officer-involved shooting that left one dead late Thursday night in Dayton.

The person who was shot and killed by police has been identified as 29-year-old Michael Tuck, according to Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger.

While responding to separate call in the area of Kammer Ave. and Anna St., officers saw a car that was driving erratically, Chief Biehl said. The officers pursued the car, a 2009 Chevy Impala, attempting to make a traffic stop several blocks over in an alley when one of the car’s occupants ran out of the driver’s side of the car with a backpack on.

After a foot chase that lasted 381 yards, a struggle over the officer’s taser occurred led to shots being fired at the suspect, later identified as Tuck. Police rendered first aid to the man until medics arrived who transported him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Chief Biehl, on Friday, released a full timeline of events involving the incident:

  • 8:44:20 pm – Suspect opens door and flees from vehicle, officer pursues on foot
  • 8:45:07 pm – Officer asks for additional crews and TASER can be heard in the background
  • 8:46:10 pm – Officer again asks for additional crews at Third Street/Delphos Avenue
  • 8:46:54 pm – Dispatch tones for Signal 99 (officer needs assistance)
  • 8:47:00 pm – Officer again asks for help
  • 8:47:20 pm – Dispatch broadcasts all available crews for a Signal 99 on Third Street/Delphos Avenue
  • 8:47:30 pm – Officer advises in the field, shots fired
  • 8:48:20 pm – Crews arrive on Brooklyn Avenue and check on the officer and the suspect
  • 8:48:53 pm – Crews ask to stage medic
  • 8:49:50 pm – Crews ask for First Aid kit and can be heard giving First Aid to suspect
  • 8:50:39 pm – Medics requested
  • 8:54:36 pm – Crew asks dispatch if medic is enroute. Dispatch advises that Fire on on scene and medic is enroute

Marijuana and a firearm with an extended magazine were recovered at the scene. In addition, a backpack was recovered. However, police are having forensic officials confirm that it was the backpack Tuck was wearing when he ran from the car.

According to Biehl, Tuck had a criminal history that included resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, possession of drugs, obstruction, carrying concealed weapons, miscellaneous traffic violations, and an active probation for receiving stolen property.

The officer involved in the situation has been identified as Cody Hartings. According ton Dayton Police, Hartings has been reprimanded three times during his time with the department, once written and twice orally. Those involved using foul language and not reporting another officer’s conduct in a shots fired situation. Officer Hartings was also commended in writing once while with the department.

Chief Biehl said that Officer Hartings has been place on administrative leave.

There were no injuries of the officers during the incident, Chief Biehl said late Thursday night.

Witnesses to Thursday’s officer-involved shooting are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867).

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