Crime And Law

Kettering police-involved shooting: 911 caller describes violent encounter

KETTERING — “You did the right thing by calling. You probably saved her life,” a Kettering police dispatcher told a 911 caller Saturday night after she reported domestic violence from the apartment above her that led to a fatal officer-involved shooting.

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“There was a woman screaming very loudly. She was screaming ‘Help me! Help me!’ I can hear her and she kept screaming ‘Get off, get off I can’t breathe. You broke my nose, my nose is bleeding and I can’t breathe,’ ” the neighbor reported in her 911 call she made at 11:10 p.m.

The officer who responded to 5114 Scarsdale Drive in the Chatham Village Apartments heard a woman in distress and at 11:16 p.m. reported to dispatch he was forcing entry.

Almost immediately, the officer then reported: “Shots fired! Shots fired!”

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Mitchell Simmons, 24, shot at the officer and was killed when the officer returned fire, police said.

“One officer went upstairs ... there was like eight shots fired,” the 911 caller said in her second, frantic call to police dispatchers. “Please tell me the officer’s OK.”

“Ma’am, the officer is OK ... All of our people are OK,” a dispatcher told the woman.

For Immediate Release

911 and radio communication of May 5, 2018 officer involved shooting.

Posted by Kettering Police Department on Sunday, May 6, 2018

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