Warren officer-involved shooting under investigation

warren, ohio police officer involved shooting video

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A week-and-a-half after a police involved shooting in Warren, WKBN got a copy of dash-cam video that sheds more light on the incident.

The video is difficult to see, but it is only a small part of the overall investigation, according to the Ohio BCI. The other part includes talking to people at the scene and even using the department’s 3-D scanner to help investigate the crime scene.

On May 27, Warren police responded to a domestic violence call on the city’s northeast side.

That is when the suspect, Randall Bryant, appeared on the front porch of the house with a shotgun. On Monday, officers gave the station a copy of the dash-cam video from the night of the shooting. It is hard to see anything, but what happened can clearly be heard.

“Drop the gun, drop the gun. Shots fired, got a man shot in the house,” Officer Adam Huffman can be heard saying on the video. Huffman reported firing at Bryant after he did not drop the gun.

Convicted felons, as Bryant is, according to court records, are not allowed to own a gun.

“This is not something that happens every day. Very few and far between,” Warren Police spokesman Lt. Jeff Cole said.

In fact, it is very rare in Warren. Cole said besides this police-involved shooting and another one in October of 2013, it had been years since one happened in the city.

“That was the first one we had in maybe 20 years,” Cole said.

Police continue to do an internal investigation on the most recent case.

“To make sure all policy and procedures were followed and there was no misconduct on behalf of the officer,” Cole said.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is still looking to see if any criminal charges should be filed against Huffman. BCI’s recommendations will be sent to the Trumbull County Prosecutor.

Both Warren and the state said they are not sure how long each investigation will take. Huffman returned to work Monday, but is only doing light desk work until the investigations are finished.

This is the second time in almost two years that the Warren City Police Department is in the middle of a major investigation because of an officer-involved shooting. In April of 2014, a grand jury found no wrongdoing on the part of Warren Police Officer Michael Krafcik, who shot and killed Taemarr Walker in October 2013.

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