Grand jury declines to indict trooper in deadly Trotwood shooting

A Montgomery County grand jury declined to indict the trooper, who was identified as “John Doe” in a grand jury reported.

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Joseph Bernhard-William Kiser, of Granville, was fatally shot Oct. 21, 2019, following a nine-minute police chase from U.S. 35 into Trotwood.

Kiser stopped his car on Ohio 49, got out and then approached the trooper while pointing a .357 revolver at him, according to OSHP.

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He had been recently released from the Tri-County Regional Jail near Mechanicsburg for a traffic violation case out of Madison County Municipal Court, said Scott Springhetti, the jail’s executive director.

The pursuit started around 1:15 a.m. after Kiser was allegedly speeding while on U.S. 35. The chase ended when Kiser stopped in the middle of read on Ohio 49 near Olive Road.

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The trooper fired three shots, all of which struck Kiser, according to patrol.

The trooper was not injured during the incident.

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