Body cam footage of officer involved shooting in Stow released

Body cam footage of Stow incident released

AKRON, Ohio -- Body cam footage has been released of a fatal police-involved shooting in Akron.

The situation started at 10:46 p.m. September 3  when Stow officers responded to Meadowbrook Boulevard.

It was there where a man allegedly pounded on a door and asked the residents for cigarettes before fleeing the area.

When officers found the man on an adjacent street, they decided to take him to the Haven of Rest in Akron.

"If there’s somebody out where they shouldn’t be, it’s not uncommon for someone to bring them to Haven of Rest," said Haven of Rest Executive Director Jeff Kaiser.

Upon arrival, the officer requested backup from the Akron Police Department when the man allegedly became aggressive.

Before Akron officers were able to arrive, the officer on scene opened fire.

The man later died at the hospital. His name has not yet been released.

Police say the officer also suffered undisclosed injuries, but was treated and released.

The officer involved in the shooting, who has not been identified, has been on the force for more than 10 years, according to Stow police. The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handling the case. 

The last shooting that involved a Stow police officer occurred in 2009, according to Stow police.


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