Two Moraine police officers fired their weapons at a 23-year-old man Friday, killing him on scene, police said.
Moraine Police Chief Craig Richardson said the man — identified by the Montgomery County Coroner as Jamarco McShann, 23, of Dayton — pointed a gun at officers, who were investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle on Pinnacle Park Drive.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will conduct an independent investigation into the shooting, a BCI spokeswoman told this news organization.
Richardson said the Moraine department will have more information in a later press conference.
Here are five outstanding questions about this morning’s shooting in Moraine:
1. What type of gun did the man shot have? Moraine police said that "the officers located the suspect in the vehicle, the suspect pointed a handgun at the officers and two Moraine police officers responded with gunfire." Police have not said what type of handgun McShann had.
2. What warnings, if any, were officers able to give the suspect? We do not know if officers were able to warn the man to drop the gun before shooting him.
3. Who are the officers who fired at the man? This newsroom has asked for more information about the officers who fired at McShann. Specifically, we've asked for their personnel files and whether they are still on-duty. Typically after an officer-involved shooting, the officer will go on an administrative leave during the investigation.
4. When was Moraine's last officer-involved shooting? The Dayton Daily News I-Team's database of officer involved shootings does not list any Moraine police shootings. Using news coverage and other records, the I-Team's database keeps a tally of all known area officer-involved shootings since 1995.
5. What is McShann's background? We are seeking more information about the man shot to death.