Police shoot suspect following chase

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Police shot a suspect overnight after responding to a call of shots fired.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning when police responded to a parking lot in the 4300 block of Kellog Avenue. The officers heard gunfire and observed a person firing a gun. That suspect entered the rear passenger seat of a red Ford Tempo. When the Tempo left the parking lot, police followed.

Officers attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, which continued onto Airport and Wilmer Roads. The vehicle pulled over and the shooting suspect fled on foot.

Sgt. Daniel Carder pulled his vehicle past the suspect and exited his vehicle. Police say the suspect then fired a shot at Sgt. Carder.

That's when Sgt. Carder returned fire, striking the suspect in the back and causing him to fall on the ground. While on the ground, the suspect again pointed his firearm at Sgt. Carder, but Carder fired again, causing the suspect to drop his weapon.

The suspect, Dimitri Rogers, 21, was conscious and alert when he was taken to the hospital. His injuries aren't said to be life threatening. Charges are forthcoming.