An Ohio state trooper shot and killed a knife-wielding human “covered in blood” who rammed his automobile into the trooper’s patrol vehicle early Tuesday.
Authorities subsequently identified “the mens” as a suspect in the knife death of a woman near Cincinnati who had been killed a little more than an hour earlier.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Robert Sellers said the shooting passed a little after 1 a.m ., Tuesday in Vandalia, only north of Dayton.
The trooper was writing a ticket for a driver who ran a red light when another automobile rammed into the back of the cruiser, Sellers told WRGT-TV.
Sellers said the driver of the ramming vehicle get out, contained within blood and “brandishing a knife.” He advanced towards the trooper, who told him to drop the knife, Sellers said.
“The man continued to disregard verbal commands and lunged at the trooper with the knife widened, ” Sellers told. He said the trooper fired one shot, making “the mens”. Emergency vehicles were called, but “the mens” succumbed at the scene.
The man was identified as Dana Dubose, 36, of Cincinnati. Police said he was suspected in the fatal stabbing of a 32 -year-old woman just before midnight Monday.
Police are investigating whether this is a case of suicide by cop, WRGT reported.
“It felt like he was practically inspiring the cop to kill me, kill me, is what it seems like, ” Cody Allwood, a witness, told WRGT.
State corrections records prove Dubose had served prison time for domestic violence cases and related charges.
The trooper’s name wasn’t instantly released. Police said he was regaining from traumata. He is also reportedly on administrative leave as is protocol.
The investigation was continuing.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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