KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) — More details were revealed Friday about the previous evening’s officer-involved shooting on Hadley Avenue.
According to Kettering Police Department Chief Christopher Protsman, officers were dispatched to a home in the 500 block of Hadley Avenue at 9:09 p.m. in response to multiple 911 calls regarding a domestic disturbance.
One of the callers, according to the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit conducting the investigation, said her ex-boyfriend had attacked her before cutting his own wrists with a knife and barricading himself inside the apartment.
Six minutes after being dispatched, Protsman said, one of the officers discharged their weapon, injuring a 25-year-old man later identified as Antonio Rose. Backup was immediately called for.
The officers provided first aid until medics with Kettering Fire arrived. After more first aid, the medics transported the Rose to Ketering Hospital, where he’s currently admitted.
No officers were injured during the incident, according to Protsman.
The Tactical Crime Suppression Unit, a law-enforcement cooperative among eight suburbs of Dayton, was called in Thursday night once the scene had been secured to begin the criminal investigation. Protsman stressed that no KPD officers or administrators are participating in the TCSU investigation.
Protsman said there is bodycam footage from the incident that is currently at the law department for review.
Per Kettering Police Department policy, the officer is currently on administrative leave while the department conducts its own internal investigation to make sure all policies were followed correctly. The officer will also be assessed by a psychologist before being reinstated.
Protsman said that this was the fifth officer-involved shooting the city had had over the past six years.
“We’re definitely seeing a trend,” he said. “It’s just not Kettering, it’s across the country that we’re seeing people being more aggressive with officers.”
Protsman said the department spends time on training on de-escalation as the primary action, “but we also understand at times that’s not going to work, and the officers in this line of work sometimes have to do those types of things to stop a threat.”
The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office has currently charged Rose with:
- Burglary (2nd-degree felony)
- Abduction (3rd-degree felony)
- Domestic violence (1st-degree misdemeanor)
- Aggravated menacing (1st-degree misdemeanor)
- Assault (1st-degree misdemeanor).
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