DAYTON, Ohio — A suspect in a drug deal who authorities say struck a police officer with his car while fleeing and was shot multiple times by two officers before crashing his car and dying at a hospital has been identified.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office on Thursday identified the man as 25-year-old Kesharn Burney, of Dayton.
County Sheriff Phil Plummer has said undercover law enforcement officers witnessed a drug deal Wednesday in the Dayton suburb of Harrison Township. Plummer said officers approached the vehicles where the transaction happened, and the suspected dealer fled, striking a Trotwood police officer with his car.
The sheriff says a deputy and the Trotwood officer then fired at the suspect.
Plummer says the man crashed his vehicle and died at a hospital.
Dayton police are investigating.