Crime And Law

Man identified in deadly trooper-involved shooting, high-speed chase

TROTWOOD — The Ohio State Highway Patrol has identified a man killed in a trooper-involved shooting following a chase that ended in Trotwood Monday morning.

Joseph Bernhard-William Kiser, 21, of Granville, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol spokesperson Lt. Robert Sellers.

The trooper was not injured in the incident.

Sellers said that at around 1:15 a.m., a Hyundai Veloster passed a patrolling trooper at a high speed on U.S. 35 around the Interstate 675 exit. The trooper tried to pull the car over, but it refused to stop.

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The car led police on a nine-minute chase across Dayton, reaching speeds above 100 mph as it traveled west on U.S. 35, then north on U.S. 49 before the car stopped in the middle of the road near the Olive Road intersection.

According to Sellers, the suspect then got out of the Veloster holding a .357 revolver and began walking toward the trooper.

The trooper went behind his cruiser for cover and to retrieve a rifle.

Sellers said that the trooper looked out from cover and saw the man point the gun at him. The trooper fired three shots, hitting the man three times. The suspect didn’t fire any shots.

Troopers and Trotwood police officers applied first aid, but he died at the scene, Sellers said.

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A crime scene reconstruction team responded the scene, closing a portion of Salem Avenue between Olive Road and the intersection with U.S. 49. Several hours later Salem Avenue was reopened.

The trooper will be placed on administrative leave while they investigate the shooting.

A call for assistance was issued after the car stopped, then canceled shortly afterward.

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