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Moraine — A Moraine police shooting left one man dead after two officers said a man pointed a gun at them while they were investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle on Pinnacle Park Drive, according to Moraine Police Chief Craig Richardson during a news conference Friday.
UPDATE @ 12:57 p.m.:
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will lead the investigation into Friday's officer-involved shooting in Moraine, said spokeswoman Jill Del Greco.
"Our Special Investigations Unit was requested by Moraine to lead this investigation into what exactly occurred," Del Greco said. "What we're going to be doing is conducting an independent investigation to determine the facts about what exactly occurred, and we'll go from there."
Between six and seven BCI agents are on scene in Moraine. BCI is not required to investigate officer-involved shootings, nor are departments required to ask for BCI's assistance, Del Greco said. But many departments ask for assistance.
At least 17 officer-involved shootings have been referred to BCI this year, she said. BCI's investigation will focus on whether there were any criminal violations during the incident, but will not make a determination on whether the officers violated any department policies.
BCI will refer its findings to the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office at the end of its investigation, Del Greco said.
UPDATE @ 11:09 a.m.:
Moraine police said two officers shot and killed Jamarco McShann, 23, of Dayton after McShann pointed a gun at police when they responded to a suspicious vehicle call, according to Police Chief Craig Richardson.
Richardson said they located McShann in the vehicle when they responded and McShann was pronounced dead on the scene following the shooting.
“We have an active investigation going on right now of an officer-involved shooting,” Richardson said. “I will not be taking any questions.”
Richardson promised a more thorough update on the case at an unannounced later time.
“We will do a thorough, complete investigation,” Richardson said.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has arrived on the scene of the shooting.
UPDATE @ 10:37 a.m.:
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim removed from a Pinnacle Park Drive address this morning as Jamarco McShann, 23, of Dayton.
An autopsy is scheduled for today and a cause and manner of death were not immediately available.
UPDATE @ 9:25 a.m.:
A beige car is surrounded by crime scene tape and witnesses said it appears at least one of the windows in the vehicle may have been shot out on Pinnacle Park Drive in Moraine.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and removed a victim, however no identity of the victim was released
“I don’t know what happened, but I see the window shot out,” said Timeka Dreke, who said her son is best friend’s with who died this morning.
Officers called for extra assistance from across the county around 5:45 a.m. after a Moraine officer reported shots were fired.
“Shots fired. Shots fired,” the officer said over police radio. “We need the medics out here.”
UPDATE @6:34 a.m.
Crime scene tape is up and several officers are on scene of a county-wide call for help after shots fired report in Moraine.
Police have not commented on what led up to the incident.
UPDATE @5:51 a.m.
Officers have reportedly canceled a “signal 99,” a county-wide request for officers to respond. We are working to find out additional details.
A medic has been requested to the scene.
Officers have dropped a Signal 99 and have reported shots fired in Moraine.
A signal 99 is a county-wide request for officers to respond.
The incident was reported around 5:45 a.m. at an apartment complex on Pinnacle Park Drive.
This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.