Miamisburg officer who shot suspect outside Red Roof Inn last month won't face charges


UPDATE: The Miamisburg Police Department has identified the officer involved in the shooting as Officer Joshua Kohlrieser.

He was placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting, was moved to restricted duty a week later, and is set to return to regular duty on Thursday.

The supervisor who was on scene during the shooting, Sgt. Josiah Keefer, was also placed on paid administrative leave, but returned to duty April 13.


DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A Miamisburg police officer who shot a wanted suspect outside the Red Roof Inn last month will not face criminal charges.

The Montgomery County Grand Jury returned a 'no true bill' after reviewing evidence and hearing testimony from the April 3, shooting. Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit contacted Miamisburg Police and asked for their help to arrest Jeremy Watson, who was wanted out of Dearborn County, Indiana for the robbery of a Dollar General store.

When Watson left his motel room, he saw the officers and ran and pointed a handgun at them. The Miamisburg officer fired at Watson, hitting and wounding him. Watson was then taken into custody.

After hearing testimony and evidence, the Grand Jury found the officer acted "lawfully under the circumstances and will not be charged criminally."

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