Deadly officer-involved shooting in Moraine under investigation
MORAINE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Moraine Police are confirming a shooting this morning at the Valleyview Village Apartments was officer-involved.
Chief of Police Craig Richardson made a brief statement Friday morning, saying officers were originally called to the complex on Pinnacle Road for the report of a suspicious vehicle parked at the complex. Richardson says when officers approached the vehicle, the man pointed a gun at officers. Officers fired at the man, who has been identified by the Montgomery County Coroner's office as Jamarco D. McShann, 23. His official cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshot wounds.
Witnesses told FOX 45 they heard multiple gun shots at the Valleyview Village Apartment complex near Pinnacle Road. We're told this area is normally quiet without much crime.
Richardson says a more in-depth press conference will be held, likely Saturday, by police. He says until then, no other information can be released, "I understand the desire for the information, but we have to do our due diligence in the investigation, and when the active investigation allows it, we will answer those questions," he said. Richardson did not identify the officers involved in the shooting or whether they've been placed on leave while the investigation is ongoing.
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Court records show Jamarco McShann had a rap sheet for complicity to aggravated robbery and having a weapon under disability.
He got out of prison in August 2016.
Moraine Police also told FOX 45's Rhonda Moore that they do not wear body cameras.