A suspect in an Ohio murder was shot dead by officers in northern Kentucky as he walked towards them with a loaded gun, authorities said.
Officers from the Cincinnati Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Team attended a Covington home Monday with local officers to ask questions about the suspect, media reported, citing a statement from the agency. .
Body camera footage shows the suspect ‘immediately exited and continued towards our officers with a loaded weapon pointed at them’ and officers fired as he failed to comply with multiple orders to drop the weapon , according to the press release.
“Any time there is a loss of life, it is a traumatic and tragic situation for everyone involved,” Cincinnati Acting Police Chief Teresa Theetge said in a statement. “Our officers thought they were going to interview the mother of a murder suspect and ultimately had to use deadly force in front of her.”
The Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office identified the man as 20-year-old Ali Coulter. Coulter was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Christian Jones, 28, earlier this month, according to court documents.
Cincinnati police have identified the officers who fired as Charles Knapp, who has been with the force since 2004, and Mark Longworth, who has been with the force since 1998.
Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval said there would be a “thorough and transparent” investigation into the shooting.
Since the shooting took place in Covington, Kentucky State Police have been investigating in addition to Cincinnati Police.