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Deters Says Kim Shooting Was Not Suicide By Cop

Interim Chief Eliot Isaac and Prosecutor Joe Deters watch an edited version of the dash cam video.
Interim Chief Eliot Isaac and Prosecutor Joe Deters watch an edited version of the dash cam video.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters released investigation findings on the June shooting death of Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim by Trepierre Hummons Wednesday. Deters says Hummons called 911 to lure police to his location and then began shooting. “This is not suicide by cop. It just isn’t,” said Deters.

 

Interim Chief Eliot Isaac and Prosecutor Joe Deters watch an edited version of the dash cam video.
Credit WVXU, Tana Weingartner
Interim Chief Eliot Isaac and Prosecutor Joe Deters watch an edited version of the dash cam video.

Officer Sonny Kim was shot three times. Deters says one of the bullets managed to get through a gap in the ribbing in Kim’s bulletproof vest and struck Kim’s pulmonary artery. After Kim was shot and killed next to his cruiser,Hummonswas shot and killed by a second police officer who had arrived on the scene, Specialist ThomasSandmann. 

WVXU Reporter Tana Weingartnerjoins us for a look at key findings in the investigation. 

 

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