Solon: Names of officers in fatal shooting released

1:17 PM, Mar 28, 2013   |    comments
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SOLON -- Police have released the names and photos of the two officers involved in the March 17 fatal shooting of a suspect during a traffic stop.

No further details on the incident have been released as the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification is handling the investigation.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you not only for your patience with this process, but for the concern shown by many of you for our officers," Solon Lt. Bruce Felton said.

"It was comforting that so many of your questions were of their conditions and well being. They are doing well under the circumstances, and while we are saddened of the circumstances, we are extremely grateful for the safety of our members."

"When BCI allows us, we will, at some time, release additional information, including video and pictures."

Davis and Kline were involved in the shooting in which Kevin M. Bailey, 22, of Sylvania Township, fired on police officers after a traffic stop.

The officers then returned fire, killing Bailey.

Davis was hired in 2008 and is a member of the Southeast Area Law Enforcement SWAT team. He was wounded in the shooting when he was struck in the arm and chest by rounds fired by Bailey.

Davis was wearing a bulletproof vest. He was treated and released from the hospital after the incident, but recently had surgery to remove glass fragments from his hand.

He is at home recovering during his administrative leave.

Kline was hired in November 2009 and is a member of the Valley Enforcement Group SWAT Perimeter team.


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