Shooting turns into search for missing woman, son

Nichelle McKnight and child both missing.  (WDTN Photo)
Nichelle McKnight and child both missing. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man who Dayton police pursued Monday afternoon died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Chief Richard Biehl confirmed the coroner’s ruling during a news conference you saw streaming live at

Chief Biehl says an officer did fire his weapon while chasing Antwan Anderson, 26 in a wooded near Viola and Mumma avenues.

Antwan Anderson (Photo/Ohio Dept. of Corrections)

The officer is identified as Lucas Rose. He has been on the force for one year. Another officer, Kyle Thomas, was also in pursuit, but did not fire his weapon.  He is a five year veteran of the force.

Anderson was under surveillance on a felony warrant Monday when he fled.

Officers are now investigating Anderson in a missing woman case. They say Anderson was the last person seen with Nichelle McKnight who disappeared March 25. Her 4-year old son is also missing.  Police believe the two may be dead.

Another woman, Tanisha Harris, is also under arrest in this case accused of ID theft and fraud.



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