Police release more information on fatal shooting - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Fatal shooting was caught on tape; police release more information

Randy Ward Randy Ward

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Police released more information Wednesday on the fatal shooting of a suspect.

Randy Ward, Jr. was shot and killed by police Tuesday after a routine traffic stop.

The situation all started when Ward was pulled over after he was making a right hand turn and cut off Cincinnati Police Officer Greg Toyeas.

Dash cam video shows Toyeas initiating the stop in the parking lot of the Kroger on Mitchell Ave. Ward failed to produce a drivers license, and the officer orders him to get out of the car. Ward then shows a gun as the officer withdraws and pulls out his gun, but does not fire. Ward then takes off running behind the Kroger.

Ward ran up a hill toward some railroad tracks, where he is spotted by two other officers. Sgt. William Watts fired two shots at Ward after he said Ward aimed a gun at him and Officer Jerome Enneking. Neither of Sgt. Watts' shots hit Ward.

Ward then continued over the railroad tracks and into the parking lot of a car wash, where there was heavy machinery. Ward pointed his gun at two men changing a tire, but did not fire at them, and jumps into a pick up truck.

Surveillance video at the car wash captured the turn of events.

While in the pickup truck, Ward is confronted by Officer Shyane Schneider, who was unaware that Ward was armed and Tasered him instead of pulling out her gun. Ward attempted to take off in the truck, but a hydraulic stabilizer prevented it from moving. Office Schneider Tasered Ward again, but again it does not stop him, and he pulls out his gun at her and fires three shots.

As he is firing, Officer Enneking and Officer Kevin Newman, a plain clothes officer, arrive at the scene get in a crossfire with Ward. Newman fired 13 shots and Enneking fired four. It's unclear how man shots hit Ward, but police say he was struck several times.

"Everything we see here is in compliance," said Police Chief Tom Streicher.

Police say Ward had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants and one traffic capias. He was currently on probation.

"The Cincinnati Police Department acted according to their training and the officers involved showed restraint," said Mayor Mark Mallory during the press conference. "There were many opportunities for Ward to surrender to Cincinnati Police and he did not."

Ward's family told police that he was going through a tough time.

"Why he ran with the warrants that he had, he wanted to die, he was going through a lot of turmoil," said his mother, Christel Johnson.

Officers say Ward's family has been "very, very understanding."

"I don't want to hear about how many times my baby was shot, I know he's dead," Johnson said through tears. "I don't know if he was just reaching out for help, but I know he didn't want to kill anybody, I know that with all my heart, I know my son."

"Is it terrible? It's horribly terrible," said Streicher. "It takes a toll on everyone involved. It takes a toll on our officers, but we realize it takes a toll on the family and that's why we reach out to them."
 


 

Related stories:

Police-involved shooting suspect's family speaks out
Suspect killed by Cincinnati Police

Copyright 2009 WXIX-TV and Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • 'He deeply loved the daughter he killed.' Man plowed into restaurant, killing family members

    'He deeply loved the daughter he killed.' Man plowed into restaurant, killing family members

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:06:01 GMT

    Sources say the man came into the restaurant with his family, got up and left, then drove his car into the building.

    Full Story >

    Sources say the man came into the restaurant with his family, got up and left, then drove his car into the building.

    Full Story >
  • In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

    In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:11:45 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:02:34 GMT
    In this April 27, 2018, photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands after signing a joint statement at the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)In this April 27, 2018, photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands after signing a joint statement at the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)

    The closure is a milestone, marking an end to the world's last active underground testing site and offering some important insights into Kim's mindset as he sets the stage for his meeting with Trump.

    Full Story >

    The closure is a milestone, marking an end to the world's last active underground testing site and offering some important insights into Kim's mindset as he sets the stage for his meeting with Trump.

    Full Story >
  • Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

    Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-05-21 05:11:48 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:02:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this April 30, 2018, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mnuchin said Sunday, May 20, that the United State...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this April 30, 2018, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mnuchin said Sunday, May 20, that the United State...

    After high-level talks, Beijing agreed in a joint statement with the U.S. to "substantially reduce" America's trade deficit with China but did not commit to cut the gap by any specific amount. 

    Full Story >

    After high-level talks, Beijing agreed in a joint statement with the U.S. to "substantially reduce" America's trade deficit with China but did not commit to cut the gap by any specific amount. 

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly
<div id="CDEV-footer"> <div class="top"> <div class="search-box"> <div class="wnSearchBox" id="WNSearchBox-bottom"><form method="get" onsubmit="return wnValidateSearchTerm(this,0)" action="/Global/searchresults.asp"><span>Can't Find Something? </span><input type="text" class="wnQueryText" name="qu" size="20" value="" placeholder="Search For It Here"><input type="submit" class="wnSubmit" value="Search"></form></div> </div> <div class="station-info"> <div class="logo"><img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncustom/custom/wxix/2015/images/wxix-footer-logo.png" width="103" height="98" border="0" /></div> <div class="contact"> <div>635 West Seventh Street<br>Cincinnati, Ohio 45203</div> <div>(513) 421-1919</div> </div> <div class="fcc"> <div><a href="https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/wxix-tv">FCC Public File</a></div> <a href="mailto:publicfile@fox19.com">publicfile@fox19.com</a> <div>(334) 206-1400</div> <a href="/story/14388421/2012-eeo-public-file-report">EEO Report</a> <a href="/story/12032269/closed-captioning-problems">Closed Captioning</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="footer-main-nav"> <ul class="link-group"> <!--<li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li>--> </ul> </div> <div class="news-link"> <ul class="link-group"> <li><a href="http://www.ktre.com/category/241993/texas-news-now">Texas News Now</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="bottom"> <div class="copyrightText"> <a id="wnLogo" href="http://www.worldnow.com"><img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncorp/logos/worldnow_white.png" id="wn"></a> <div class="text"> All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our <a href="/story/8774923/privacy-policy">Privacy Policy</a>, and <a href="/story/8775106/terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>, and <a class="adchoice" href="//www.aboutads.info/choices" target="policy">Ad Choices</a>. </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div>