Miamisburg officer who shot man in April ID’d after criminal charges cleared

UPDATE @ 4 p.m.:

The Miamisburg police officer who shot a suspect April 3 has been identified as Officer Joshua Kohlrieser.


Two Miamisburg police officers involved in the shooting of a Dayton man wanted on federal charges will not be charged criminally, a grand jury has ruled.

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The officer who wounded Indiana robbery suspect Jeremy Watson April 3 outside the Byers Road Red Roof Inn remains on restrictive duty while the other – who did not fire a shot – returned to regular duty, but both remain consulting with a “practitioner,” Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak said.

Sedlak has said he does not think it is at this point “appropriate” to name the officers, although he indicated the one who wounded Watson in the left leg was male.

Sedlak said the identities will come after the case goes to a grand jury, which will follow an investigation by the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit. The unit, a coalition of eight south suburban cities that includes Miamisburg, responded to the shooting scene.

Both officers were placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting, which happened after Indiana authorities requested Miamisburg’s help capturing Watson, a suspect in an April 2 armed robbery of Dollar General near Rising Sun, Sedlak said.

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