WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati police officer who shot a suspect Thursday has been identified.
Officer Kyle Smith was involved in the incident that happened around 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of Gehrum Lane and Queen City Avenue.
Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig says the incident started when officers got a domestic violence call at about 3:30 a.m. The victim reported that her boyfriend, Raymone Turner, 27, threatened her with a gun. By the time officers arrived on the scene, the suspect had left.
At about 9:30 a.m., the girlfriend approached an officer who was performing a traffic stop in the area and told him Turner had returned.
Officers confronted Turner as he was sitting in a car. When Turner noticed the officers approaching, he took off on foot.
When he turned towards officers, Officer Smith fired one shot, hitting the Turner in the leg with a shot gun.
Turner was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Chief Craig said Officer Smith believed that the suspect was armed, but police have not yet determined if he had a weapon.
"Upon seeing the officer, the suspect, also the boyfriend of our victim took off and ran. As he ran from the police officer, the suspect turned in the direction of the police officer. The officer fired one shot striking the suspect sustaining a non-threatening injury," Craig said.
"I will call on the community as I always do in situations like this to wait until we get all the information out to make a judgment on what has occurred here," said Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory.
According to Hamilton County court records, Turner had warrants for his arrest for criminal damaging and aggravated menacing.
Court records indicate Turner broke off the windows to his girlfriend's car on Wednesday and chased her with a gun as she tried to drive away. He is also accused of throwing rocks into her apartment windows, causing damage.