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FDB: Officer 'took appropriate action' in fatal shooting of teen

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

After a review, the officer who shot and killed a teen on Fountain Square in 2011 has been found to have taken appropriate action.

The Firearms Discharge Board reviewed the PSS and CIS reports to evaluate the accuracy of the investigation in August 2012 to determine where the firearm discharge was consistent with the department's police, procedure and training. According to the incident description on the Firearms Discharge Board Review, Officer Oscar Cyranek and three other officers responded to the Midwest Black Family Reunion for a report of a group of people throwing guns over a fence on Aug. 20, 2011. Officer Cyranek saw Davon Mullins holding an object in his pants pocket and acting suspicious.

When the two met face-to-face, Officer Cyanek grabbed Mullins' arm for fear he might be armed. The two began to struggle. The officer told Mullins to stop struggling and when he refused, the officer took him to the ground and attempted to handcuff him.

 Another individual came up to Officer Cyranek which caused him to briefly turn his attention away from Mullins. During that moment, Mullins pulled a pistol from his pocket and tried to stand up. Officer Cyranek commanded Mullins to drop the gun, but he refused resulting in a struggle. During the struggle, Cyranek saw Mullins put his finger on the trigger. Fearing for his life, Cyranek let go of Mullins and shot two rounds at him.  Mullins was taken to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to the review, all uses of force used by Officer Cyranek were consistent with the department's policy and training.

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