Prosecutor: Shooting of David Paul "Bones" Hebert was justified

David "Bones" Hebert (Source: Facebook)
David "Bones" Hebert (Source: Facebook)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters says police acted appropriately in shooting and killing a man in Northside earlier this year.

Joe Deters says the shooting of David Paul "Bones" Hebert was justified and did not violate any criminal statutes.

David Paul "Bones" Hebert, 40, was shot and killed by Cincinnati Police Sgt. Andrew Mitchell on April 18.

The incident happened when officers responded to a stabbing. The victim in the stabbing gave the officers a description of two suspects, one being Herbert and the other an unidentified female. When police responded, Hebert was asked to take his hands out of his pockets two times, and when he did, police say he pulled out a 13" switchblade out of his pocket and swiped it toward one of the officers.

That is when Sgt. Mitchell fired two rounds, which both hit Hebert. Hebert was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following the incident, Hebert's friends went to Cincinnati City Council to ask for a full investigation.

Friends said Hebert's life was taken too soon and they want the officers responsible for taking it to be brought to justice.

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