The incident happened in Cincinnati, a Wyoming suburb with around 9,000 residents. When a neighbor saw people in the home of a recently deceased woman on Monday, he called 911. He thought it might be burglars. As reported by the “Cincinnati Enquirer”, the police address was not unknown: Between October 2022 and January 2023 there were said to have been a total of 33 police operations in the building with four apartments.
According to information from “Stern”, the reports on the further course of events differ: Joe Frasure’s family stated that the 28-year-old was in the process of clearing out his grandmother’s apartment, who died in January. “He didn’t do anything wrong, he was allowed to be there,” Frasure’s uncle is quoted as saying in media reports. According to the police, however, Frasure fled after their arrival and tried to ram the officers with his vehicle.
One thing is certain: Two of the police officers opened fire – and hit the 28-year-old in the back of the head. He succumbed to his injuries at the local university hospital on Tuesday.
According to media reports, the police officers involved have not yet been identified. Joe Frasure’s family gathered outside the Wyoming police station on Friday to protest, demanding an investigation. “The car wasn’t going in the direction of the cops,” affirms Frasure’s father, Joe Senior. His brother told ABC television: “If you get shot in the back of the head, that means you didn’t pose a threat.”
The public prosecutor’s office took over the investigation. The videos of the bodycams worn by the police officers are to be published on Friday. The incident is part of a series of police violence in the United States. 29-year-old Tire Nichols died on January 10 after five police officers brutally beat him during a check. They have since been released from the police force and arrested.
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