HAMILTON, Ohio — A police officer who fatally shot a robbery suspect authorities say was holding a knife to a pharmacist’s throat at an Ohio drugstore won’t be indicted in the shooting.
Butler County’s prosecutor says a county grand jury declined to return any indictments against the Hamilton officer who shot 34-year-old Kelley Brandon Forte on Aug. 22.
Prosecutor Michael Gmoser (MOH’-zur) says Forte was shot by the officer three times after Forte charged at him and wouldn’t comply with police commands.
The prosecutor says the confrontation was captured on store surveillance video.
Hamilton police say officers responded to the Walgreen’s store after 911 callers told dispatchers they saw a man jump the pharmacy counter. Police say the responding officers found Forte holding a knife to the pharmacist’s throat.