Ohio trooper kills knife-wielding man
VANDALIA, Ohio — An Ohio Highway Patrol trooper fatally shot a knife-wielding man who had rammed his car into the trooper’s patrol vehicle early Tuesday, and authorities identified the man as a suspect in the stabbing death of a woman near Cincinnati a little more than an hour earlier.
Patrol Lt. Robert Sellers said the shooting occurred a little after 1 a.m. Tuesday in Vandalia, just north of Dayton. He said the trooper had made a traffic stop shortly before his vehicle was hit.
Sellers said the driver of the ramming car got out of the vehicle, covered in blood and “brandishing a knife.” He advanced toward the trooper, who told him to drop the knife, the Highway Patrol said.
“The man continued to disregard verbal commands and lunged at the trooper with the knife extended,” Sellers said. He said the trooper fired one shot, hitting the man. Emergency vehicles were called, but the man died at the scene.
The man was identified as Dana Dubose, 36, of Cincinnati.